Archived entries for Gothic No. 81

30 line Gothic No. 81

20 line Gothic No. 81

20 line Gothic No. 81

picture and printed proof of Gothic No. 81 wood type capital letter D

 

12 line Gothic No. 81

12 line Gothic No. 81

30 line Gothic No. 81

Catnap

6 line Gothic No. 81

Though the same line height as the Y posted August 3, this compact character packs a paltry punch. One way to create hierarchy and rhythm within a word or phrase set in all caps is to begin with a heavier version of the same style typeface, a trick I used in the dateline on the Glade showposter I designed and printed earlier this year.

This image was scanned from “Woodtype: selective emphasis for fine typography, by Hamilton,” a simple, boldly designed (leaning heavily – and anachronistically – on modernistic tropes) specimen book from 1960 that attempted (halfheartedly, imho) to prove modern relevance of an obsolete industry.



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