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Wellsbrook Initials SG

Wellsbrook Initials SG™

by Spiece Graphics
Individual Styles from $39.00
Complete family of 4 fonts: $125.00
Wellsbrook Initials SG Font Family was designed by Emil Rudolf Weiß, Jim Spiece and published by Spiece Graphics. Wellsbrook Initials SG contains 4 styles and family package options.

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About Wellsbrook Initials SG Font Family

These four sets are based on the elegant and beautiful work of the German graphic designer Emil Rudolf Weiss. The initials were made to complement Weiss’ text fonts and were cast in the 1920s by the Bauer Type Foundry of Frankfurt. Also known as Weiss Initials Series I, II, II Bold, and III, the lettering has a distinct antique quality. These extremely hard-to-find digital versions look superb in large sizes and remain huge favorites among book designers. Wellsbrook Initials are now available in the OpenType Std format. Some new characters have been added to this OpenType version as Stylistic Alternates. This advanced feature works in current versions of Adobe Creative Suite InDesign, Creative Suite Illustrator, and Quark XPress. Check for OpenType advanced feature support in other applications as it gradually becomes available with upgrades.

Designers: Emil Rudolf Weiß, Jim Spiece

Publisher: Spiece Graphics

Foundry: Spiece Graphics

Original Foundry: Stempel

Design Owner: Spiece Graphics

MyFonts debut: Dec 6, 2001

Wellsbrook Initials SG™ is a trademark of Spiece Graphics.

About Spiece Graphics

Jim Spiece enjoyed resurrecting old typefaces. And finding a complete set of characters could often be a challenging task. It took him down into the musty basements of public libraries and out into the world of flea markets and hole-in-the-wall bookstores. After careful scanning and hand-outlining, he would occasionally dig deeper for a missing punctuation mark or double f-ligature. Jim chuckled, “These are all minor inconveniences when you consider you’ve brought these faces back from obscurity and found them new homes. Besides, it’s fun. In one sense, my own designs are a lot easier because they never had a previous life!” You can check out Jim’s revival of the Bernhard Gothic SG Family offered by FontHaus or his popular ITC Blair Family. If you’re interested in Spiece Graphics custom logo, lettering, or illustration work, try Theispot.

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