Archived entries for Brush
Notice the body has been cut (by the manufacturer) to accommodate the angled body of lowercase letters that may follow. However, the left side (right side in the picture) is 90 degrees to the baseline – a warning to typesetters: do not set Brush in all capitals!
15 line Brush
Robert E. Smith designed Brush in 1942 as part of a campaign by the American Type Foundry to replace script faces produced earlier in the century.
When taken out of context, this capital Y reverts to a bold, gestural brush stroke. Warping of this end grain block made it difficult to get a solid proof, further emphasizing the calligraphic nature of the design.