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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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Quadrille 2

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Quadrille 2 Quadrille 2

Tally Text

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Tally Text Tally Text

Excelsis

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Excelsis Excelsis

Goodfellow

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Goodfellow Goodfellow

Eccentric™

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Eccentric™ Eccentric™

Gashouse Gang

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Gashouse Gang Gashouse Gang

Master Script

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Master Script Master Script

Tuscan Gothic

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Tuscan Gothic Tuscan Gothic

This is a Vanderburgh and Wells wood type cap font from 1877.

We don't know if the originators made a lowercase for it, but we did.

Most effective in larger sizes.

Nadall

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Nadall Nadall

Behrens Antiqua

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Behrens Antiqua Behrens Antiqua

Old Vic

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Old Vic Old Vic

Fat Face No. 20

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Fat Face No. 20 Fat Face No. 20

Dime Museum

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Dime Museum Dime Museum

Margie

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Margie Margie

Opera House

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Opera House Opera House

Fletcher

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Fletcher Fletcher

Penny Arcade

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Penny Arcade Penny Arcade

Fairmont

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Fairmont Fairmont

Harmony

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Harmony Harmony

Huron

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Huron Huron

Vienna

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Vienna Vienna

This early 1900s type is from the German foundry of Schelter & Gieseke, and is typical of early twentieth century design.

As usual, we have added all the modern necessities, such as monetary signs for the major commercial countries.

Contract Banner

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Contract Banner Contract Banner

Webster

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Webster Webster

Brussels

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Brussels Brussels

Gladiate

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Gladiate Gladiate

Seminary

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Seminary Seminary

Illyrian

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Illyrian Illyrian

Valjean

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Valjean Valjean

Grecian

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Grecian Grecian

Marshall

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Marshall Marshall

Bamboo

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Bamboo Bamboo

Eastlake

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Eastlake Eastlake

Farringdon

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Farringdon Farringdon

Buddha

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Buddha Buddha

Diablo

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Diablo Diablo

Crossroads

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Crossroads Crossroads

Mural

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Mural Mural

Cognac

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Cognac Cognac

Roundhead

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Roundhead Roundhead

A surprisingly modern looking condensed sans serif issued by Mackellar, Smiths & Jordan foundry in 1887. Its narrow width makes it useful for long copy headlines.

Designed by the freelance type cutter Charles Beeler who did many fonts for Mackellar.

Palmetto

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Palmetto Palmetto

Pekin

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Pekin Pekin

Hansard

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Hansard Hansard

Unique Wood

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Unique Wood Unique Wood

Beijing

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Beijing Beijing

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.

Sparticus

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Sparticus Sparticus

Berolina

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Berolina Berolina

Hattan Antique

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Hattan Antique Hattan Antique

Telegraph

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Telegraph Telegraph

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