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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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Atlantis

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Atlantis Atlantis

French Ionic

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French Ionic French Ionic

Alaska

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Alaska Alaska

Faust Text

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Faust Text Faust Text

Dawson

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Dawson Dawson

Arcade

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Arcade Arcade

Hearst Roman

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Hearst Roman Hearst Roman

Cigar Label

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Cigar Label Cigar Label

Memorial

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Memorial Memorial

Mozart

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Mozart Mozart

Athena

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Athena Athena

Estienne

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Estienne Estienne

Square Dance

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Square Dance Square Dance

Minnesota

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Minnesota Minnesota

Angel

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Angel Angel

Behrens Schrift

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Behrens Schrift Behrens Schrift

Minsky

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Minsky Minsky

The Bruce Foundry in New York gave this Italian Clarendon the catchy name of Ornamented No. 1529.

The original had a top right white shadow which we eliminated. Additionally we improved the color of several of the characters.

Bamberg

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Bamberg Bamberg

Houdini

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Houdini Houdini

Alfereta

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Alfereta Alfereta

Brevet

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Brevet Brevet

Sentry

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Sentry Sentry

Here’s a good old Victorian job printing font.

Faithful to the original issued by Barnhart Bros. & Spindler about 1880.

Nothing wildly decorative about it, yet it clearly looks old.

Assay

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Assay Assay

Five Star Final

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Five Star Final Five Star Final

Roman Forum

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Roman Forum Roman Forum

Westmore

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Westmore Westmore

Emperor

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Emperor Emperor

Eureka Antique

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Eureka Antique Eureka Antique

You may be familiar with a caps and small caps type called Cruickshank.

In Germany the same face was called Eureka.

We took the small caps, which are not so overblown as the caps, and designed a lowercase to harmonize with it.

Penelope

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Penelope Penelope

Banquet

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Banquet Banquet

Welcome

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Welcome Welcome

Fantan

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Fantan Fantan

Huntsman

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Huntsman Huntsman

Coney Island

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Coney Island Coney Island

Filmstar

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Filmstar Filmstar

Kitcat

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Kitcat Kitcat

Flo Barnum

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Flo Barnum Flo Barnum

No telling how old this font is, because it came from Hamilton, a firm that was late in the wood type business, but was the repository of many older patterns from earlier wood type makers.

Great circus look to it. Some missing characters drawn at Solotype.

Campaign

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Campaign Campaign

Paper Lanterns

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Paper Lanterns Paper Lanterns

Cathedral

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Cathedral Cathedral

Manifesto Bold

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Manifesto Bold Manifesto Bold

An altered Victorian.

Baraboo Banner

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Baraboo Banner Baraboo Banner

Fancy Dan

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Fancy Dan Fancy Dan

Hearst Italic

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Hearst Italic Hearst Italic

Carl Schraubstadter of the Inland Type Foundry probably had more to do with the design of this italic than he did with the roman.

Great for Craftsman Era projects.

Stamps

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Stamps Stamps

Pacifica

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Pacifica Pacifica

Europa Text

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Europa Text Europa Text

This circa 1910 European face was introduced into the United States by a German type foundry traveling salesman during the great depression of the 1930s.

We have used it quite successfuly in sizes as small as 10 and 12 point.

Tourist

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Tourist Tourist

MacKeller, Smiths and Jordan had a font called Giraffe Wide which we liked, but like many Victorian display fonts it had no lowercase.

We fixed that!

Lady Cleo

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Lady Cleo Lady Cleo

Cheval

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Cheval Cheval

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