Deisgned by R.H. Middleton. Digitally engineered by Steve Jackaman. Based on the original Ludlow drawings, circa 1938.
The long awaited and much requested revival of Robert Hunter Middleton's very popular classic is finally here. Mayfair Cursive was an instant hit for Middleton in 1932, and it went on being used widely until late into the 1970s, in spite of it never having crossed over to film type technology.
In 1932, Robert Hunter Middleton drew Lafayette for Ludlow, following a fashion for extra condensed types for newspaper headlines that ran through American typography 120 years ago, a style that remains popular with conservative papers.