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Solotype

The Solotype Archive consists of a large number of antique fonts collected over the years by Dan X. Solo.

Dan’s biography makes interesting reading.

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138 font families from Solotype

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Eccentric™

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Eccentric™ Eccentric™

Quadrille 2

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Quadrille 2 Quadrille 2

Tally Text

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Tally Text Tally Text

Huron

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Huron Huron

Dawson

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Dawson Dawson

Master Script

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Master Script Master Script

Tuscan Gothic

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Tuscan Gothic Tuscan Gothic

Nadall

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Nadall Nadall

Behrens Antiqua

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Behrens Antiqua Behrens Antiqua

Goodfellow

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Goodfellow Goodfellow

Our font (circa 1895) of this old wood type was made by Hamilton of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, but we have been told that another identical font was made earlier by W. H. Page, Greeneville, Connecticut.

Hamilton became the final home of many of the old wood type patterns as the early companies went out of business.

Excelsis

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Excelsis Excelsis

Fat Face No. 20

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Fat Face No. 20 Fat Face No. 20

Seminary

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Seminary Seminary

Fletcher

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Fletcher Fletcher

Vienna

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Vienna Vienna

Webster

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Webster Webster

Brussels

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Brussels Brussels

Gladiate

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Gladiate Gladiate

Illyrian

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Illyrian Illyrian

Valjean

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Valjean Valjean

Grecian

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Grecian Grecian

Memorial

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Memorial Memorial

Marshall

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Marshall Marshall

Bamboo

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Bamboo Bamboo

Even the original founder, Barnhart Bros. & Spindler, thought this was a freaky font, and indeed they called it “Freak” when they introduced it in 1889.

Eastlake

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Eastlake Eastlake

Gashouse Gang

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Gashouse Gang Gashouse Gang

Farringdon

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Farringdon Farringdon

Diablo

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Diablo Diablo

Crossroads

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Crossroads Crossroads

Cognac

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Cognac Cognac

Fairmont

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Fairmont Fairmont

Old Vic

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Old Vic Old Vic

Penny Arcade

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Penny Arcade Penny Arcade

A popular caps-only type of late Victorian times was called Mural, brought out by Boston Type Foundry in 1890. We always liked it, drew a lowercase for it, and then strengthened it by adding a bit of weight.

It now has a nice, understated retro look for paragraphs of copy.

Margie

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Margie Margie

Dime Museum

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Dime Museum Dime Museum

Roundhead

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Roundhead Roundhead

Harmony

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Harmony Harmony

Pekin

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Pekin Pekin

Unique Wood

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Unique Wood Unique Wood

Beijing

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Beijing Beijing

Opera House

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Opera House Opera House

Cleopatra

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Cleopatra Cleopatra

Extravaganza

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Extravaganza Extravaganza

Originally, this 1870s wood type font was called Armenian. We came across a showing of alphabet at the South Street Seaport in New York, bought it and immediately drew the additional characters needed to make the font.

We used it for some circus program work that was part of our livelihood.

Berolina

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Berolina Berolina

Buddha

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Buddha Buddha

An Oriental flavor from Germany

French Ionic

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French Ionic French Ionic

Telegraph

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Telegraph Telegraph

Atlantis

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Atlantis Atlantis

Alaska

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Alaska Alaska

Faust Text

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Faust Text Faust Text

Barnhart Bros. and Spindler called this Faust Text when they introduced it in 1898.

A quarter of a century later, they brought back a number of obsolete faces and renamed them. This one became Missal Text in their 1923 catalog.

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