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  • Jessica Spring
    Shoot, I thought I d win a Packard! I just printed a book with the font, so it was very familiar.
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 25, 2008
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      Shoot, I thought I'd win a Packard!
      I just printed a book with the font, so it was very familiar.

      > From: Steve Robison <robisonsteve@...>
      > Reply-To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 20:55:04 -0700 (PDT)
      > To: Steve Robison <robisonsteve@...>
      > Subject: [PPLetterpress] Re: Identify this face...
      >
      > Jessica,
      >
      > WE HAVE A MATCH !!!
      >
      > Packard on pp. 244, 245 of McGrew is an exact match.
      >
      > Thank you so much!
      >
      > The closest runner up was Matt Kelsey who guessed Artcraft...which is close
      > but not exact, and has an entirely different set of numerals
      >
      > For those interested, according to McGrew, "Packard" was ATF's adaptation of a
      > distinctive style of lettering done by Oswald Cooper in advertisements for the
      > Packard Motor Car Company.
      >
      > Jessica, you now have bragging rights for as long as you want them!
      >
      > Thanks again,
      >
      > --Steve
      >
      > Steve Robison
      > robisonsteve@...
      >
      >
      > --- On Thu, 7/24/08, Jessica Spring <springtide@...> wrote:
      >
      >> From: Jessica Spring <springtide@...>
      >> Subject: Re: [sfletterpress] Identify this face...
      >> To: sfletterpress@yahoogroups.com
      >> Date: Thursday, July 24, 2008, 7:56 PM
      >> Packard.
      >> --Jessica
      >>
      >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
      >> Jessica Spring
      >> SPRINGTIDE PRESS
      >> http://www.springtidepress.com
      >> 253.627.8629
      >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
      >>
      >>
      >>> From: Steve Robison <robisonsteve@...>
      >>> Reply-To: sfletterpress@yahoogroups.com
      >>> Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 16:53:07 -0700 (PDT)
      >>> To: Steve Robison <robisonsteve@...>
      >>> Subject: [sfletterpress] Identify this face...
      >>>
      >>> Hi All,
      >>>
      >>> Typophiles unite, and give this your best shot...
      >>>
      >>> Angelique Felgentreff and I are trying to identify
      >> this face for the Foothill
      >>> College letterpress studio. It was a gift to the
      >> college and doesn't seem to
      >>> appear in McGrew's American Metal Type Faces of
      >> the 20th Century.
      >>>
      >>> Here's the link to a sample.
      >>>
      >>> http://www.felgentreff.com/mysteryFace.jpg
      >>>
      >>> Anyone have a guess?
      >>>
      >>> Note the cool ligatures.
      >>> It appears to be a 19th century font.
      >>> It's foundry, but pre ATF mumbers.
      >>> No pin mark.
      >>> Could be an import or domestic.
      >>>
      >>> First one to get it right gets a prize!
      >>>
      >>> (Prize = Bragging rights on the list :-D )
      >>>
      >>> Best wishes,
      >>>
      >>> --Steve
      >>>
      >>> Steve Robison
      >>> robisonsteve@...
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>
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