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Dan X. Solo

The Solotype Archive was begun in 1942 when I was 14. I was a kid printer for several years before that. At 16, after a quick three months of training, I dropped out of school and went to work full time as a radio actor and announcer in San Francisco. (Easy to get jobs in those days, due to the war-induced manpower shortage.) In 1949 and 1950, I created a magic show which played West Coast theatres with some success. After that, back to broadcasting.

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Farringdon

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Farringdon Farringdon

Quadrille 2

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Quadrille 2 Quadrille 2

Eccentric™

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Eccentric™ Eccentric™

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

Goodfellow

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Goodfellow Goodfellow

Excelsis

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Excelsis Excelsis

Seminary

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Seminary Seminary

Vienna

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Vienna Vienna

Webster

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Webster Webster

Brussels

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Brussels Brussels

Illyrian

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Illyrian Illyrian

Valjean

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Valjean Valjean

Penny Arcade

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Penny Arcade Penny Arcade

Grecian

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Grecian Grecian

Gladiate

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Gladiate Gladiate

This was a favorite of job printers in late Victorian times. They used it on cards and stationery, as well as small handbills. It was made in a range of sizes from 10 point to 36 point.

Good for places where you really don't want to shout.

Memorial

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Memorial Memorial

Marshall

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Marshall Marshall

Bamboo

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Bamboo Bamboo

Gashouse Gang

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Gashouse Gang Gashouse Gang

Diablo

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Diablo Diablo

Cognac

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Cognac Cognac

Fairmont

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Fairmont Fairmont

Dime Museum

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Dime Museum Dime Museum

Fletcher

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Fletcher Fletcher

Harmony

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Harmony Harmony

Opera House

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Opera House Opera House

Beijing

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Beijing Beijing

Cleopatra

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Cleopatra Cleopatra

Extravaganza

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Extravaganza Extravaganza

Berolina

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Berolina Berolina

A circa 1900 type from the foundry of W. Grauneau, Berlin.

A great utility face as it works well as the “plain” face with other decorative type of the same era.

Reads well in paragraphs of copy.

Buddha

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Buddha Buddha

French Ionic

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French Ionic French Ionic

Atlantis

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Atlantis Atlantis

Alaska

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Alaska Alaska

Faust Text

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Faust Text Faust Text

Mural

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Mural Mural

Hattan Antique

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Hattan Antique Hattan Antique

Cigar Label

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Cigar Label Cigar Label

Mozart

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Mozart Mozart

Athena

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Athena Athena

Estienne

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Estienne Estienne

Angel

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Angel Angel

Palmetto

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Palmetto Palmetto

Originally issued as Palm from the A. D. Farmer Foundry in New York, about 1887.

This is a good early example of the transition from the ruffles and fluorishes of Victorian fonts to the more restrained decoration that came to be called Art Nouveau.

Minsky

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Minsky Minsky

Bamberg

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Bamberg Bamberg

A compressed wood poster type from the mid-1800s. Certainly handy for excessive copy on a single line.

Houdini

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Houdini Houdini

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