A special effect type from the French foundry of Beaudoire & Cie.
We changed a couple of characters to improve the overall harmony of the alphabet.
The Fredrick Ullmer Co. in London acted as agent for many typefoundries, and this was one of their offerings. Some of the letters were rather outlandish, so we fearlessly decided to improve them. The result is this dated but pleasant font.
The original didn't have a lowercase, so we added it.
This is one of the Victorian standards for job printing issued by the Barnhart Brothers and Spindler Foundry about 1891. It looks old without being decorative, a good counterpoint to fancier types in todayÂ¹s old fashioned typography.
One of the many Solotype experiments in developing fonts with an ethnic flavor, this one is a bit less obvious than most. The lowercase seems to work well.
This would be a Clarendon if it weren't for the cute serifs, which set it apart.
Reads well in copy blocks.
Charles Beeler Jr. designed this in 1895 for Mackellar, Smiths and Jordan, which was part of the American Type Founders combine.
The font had a short life because five years later ATF began an “off with the old, on with the new” program, and this font was an early victim.