About this font family
In 1921, Walter Tiemann designed Narcissus for Klingspor after a suave set of ornamental inline capitals first cut by Simon Pierre Fournier about 1745.
In 1925, Mergenthaler Linotype reproduced Tiemann’s type, calling it Narciss. The elegance of Fournier’s Louis XVI design created a vogue in late eighteenth-century Paris; Narciss and Narcissus sparked a revival in the twenties.
Brian Lucid’s cut reflects the urbane air of a master.