Nestor Script

18 point Nestor Script
Released in 1898 by Barnhart Brother’s & Spindler, Nestor Script is one of many late Victorian typefaces designed to emulate quill-pen handwriting.

Sky Shipley and his wife, proprietors of Skyline Type Foundry, do a fantastic job of packaging their expertly cast type. Every box is custom packed to keep the type on its feet during shipping.

I set the type 18/20 on a 20 pica line for proofing. An additional 2 points of leading was added on press.

The type locked up on the Vandercook SP-15 for proofing.

I used some off cuts of Crane’s Lettra for proofing. Big thanks to Jen Farrell of Starshaped Press for an amazing wedding gift!