Robert Hunter Middleton
Robert Hunter Middleton – born 6. 5. 1898 in Glasgow, Scotland, died 3. 8. 1985 in Chicago, USA – type designer, printer. 1908: moves to the USA. Studies painting at the Art Institute of Chicago. From 1923 onwards: type designer for the Ludlow Typograph Company. Works with Ernst F. Detterer and starts producing new weights and versions of Detterer’s Eusebius typeface in 1923. 1933–71: art director of the Ludlow Typograph Company. 1944: founds the Cherryburn Press. Fonts: Eusebius (1923–29), Ludlow Black (1924), Cameo (1927), Record Gothic (1927–60), Delphian Open (1928), Stellar (1929), (1930–42), Karnak (1931–42), Lafayette (1932), Maifair Italic (1932), Eden (1934), Mandate (1934), (1935), (1937), Stencil (1938), (1940), Samson (1940), Flair (1941), Admiral Script (1953), Florentine Italic (1956), Formal Script (1956), Wave (1962), (1973). Publications include: Bruce Beck "Robert Hunter Middleton, the man and his letters. Eight essays on his life and career", Chicago 1985. * TYPOGRAPHY – An Encyclopedic Survey of Type Design and Techniques Throughout History by Friedrich Friedl, Nicolaus Ott (Editor), Bernard Stein, published by Könemann Verlagsgesellschaft mbH. Coronet, Umbra are trademarks of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, which may be registered in certain jurisdictions, exclusively licensed through Linotype GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG.

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