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Sol Hess

Managed the Lanston library from early in the 20th century until the second World War, shaping some of the faces himself, and commissioning many from Frederic W. Goudy.

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25 font families by Sol Hess

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Twentieth Century™

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50 fonts from $29.00
Twentieth Century™ Twentieth Century™

Bruce Old Style

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2 fonts from $24.75
Bruce Old Style Bruce Old Style

LTC Squareface™

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3 fonts from $24.95
LTC Squareface™ LTC Squareface™

LTC Spire™

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1 font from $24.95
LTC Spire™ LTC Spire™

LTC Jefferson Gothic™

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1 font from $24.95
LTC Jefferson Gothic™ LTC Jefferson Gothic™

LTC Artscript™

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3 fonts from $24.95
LTC Artscript™ LTC Artscript™

LTC Hess Monoblack™

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1 font from $24.95
LTC Hess Monoblack™ LTC Hess Monoblack™

A very rare metal face made a brief appearance in Lanston Specimen books and has all but vanished from use. In fact no examples of the font in use seem to exist.

It shares some of the hand-rendered casual feel of Nicholas Cochin, but much heavier and well suited for bold headlines and package design.

LTC Swing Bold™

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1 font from $24.95
LTC Swing Bold™ LTC Swing Bold™

Hess Old Style™

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5 fonts from $45.00
Hess Old Style™ Hess Old Style™

LTC Twentieth Century™

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4 fonts from $24.95
LTC Twentieth Century™ LTC Twentieth Century™

Twentieth Century was Lanston Monotypes answer to Futura. In fact Saul Hess’s redrawing of Futura is so close that this new digital revival includes alternates of the long lost original letterforms originally designed by Paul Renner for Futura, but were left out of the released version that has become so popular. 20th Century is a modern sans serif with apparent geometry yet still a certain warmth in its design.

Renard Moderne NF

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2 fonts from $10.00
Renard Moderne NF Renard Moderne NF

LTC Tourist Gothic™

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3 fonts from $24.95
LTC Tourist Gothic™ LTC Tourist Gothic™

Goudy Heavyface™

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2 fonts from $24.75
Goudy Heavyface™ Goudy Heavyface™

Broadway™

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6 fonts from $29.00
Broadway™ Broadway™

For many type lovers, Broadway is the quintessential Art Deco typeface. Designed as an all-caps typeface in 1927 by Morris Fuller Benton for ATF, it was expanded two years later with a lower case designed by Sol Hess, who also drew the inline version, Broadway Engraved.

LTC Broadway™

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2 fonts from $24.95
LTC Broadway™ LTC Broadway™

LTC Hadriano™

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6 fonts from $24.95
LTC Hadriano™ LTC Hadriano™

Broadway™

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2 fonts from $29.00
Broadway™ Broadway™

Stymie™

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8 fonts from $24.75
Stymie™ Stymie™

Cochin®

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8 fonts from $29.00
Cochin® Cochin®

In 1913 Georges Peignot produced a typeface based on Nicolas Cochin’s eighteenth century engravings. In 1977, Matthew Carter expanded this historic form into a three part series.

LTC Bodoni 175™

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6 fonts from $24.95
LTC Bodoni 175™ LTC Bodoni 175™

Engravers’ Oldstyle 205

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6 fonts from $24.75
Engravers’ Oldstyle 205 Engravers’ Oldstyle 205

LTC Obelysk Grotesk™

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1 font from $24.95
LTC Obelysk Grotesk™ LTC Obelysk Grotesk™

LTC Bodoni 26™

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1 font from $24.95
LTC Bodoni 26™ LTC Bodoni 26™

Century Gothic™

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24 fonts from $29.00
Century Gothic™ Century Gothic™

Hess Gothic Round NF

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4 fonts from $10.00
Hess Gothic Round NF Hess Gothic Round NF

The family tree of this friendly face runs deep. Its primary inspiration is Twentieth Century, designed by Saul Hess as a monoline version of Paul Renner’s Futura.

The design was reinterpreted by Herb Lubalin as Avant Garde in the 1970s.

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