Digital fonts for P2
At the request of a PPL member, a while back I posted a bit over a
Book_Arts-L on digital typefaces that worked straight out of the can,
i.e, did not need to be converted.
These would include the Lanston Type Ltd series that was digitized
from original master patterns of the Lanston Monotype Company's
library, the Adobe multiple masters typefaces that can easily be
configured with a simple software program that is included with the
I mentioned the relatively new face from W H Caslon & Co, Founder's
Caslon (PPL member Justin Howe's foundry), that is available in true
optical sizing. Fourteen differently sized fonts. Each size based on
the original Caslon at that size. You want this.
Well, I recently came across what may very well be the only digital
typeface ever designed for letterpress printing with photopolymer
plates. Rialto from dfType. Rialto was designed for the letterpress
needs of the Austrian fine press, die Fischbackpresse. It is an
interesting face also in that the roman and the italic are harmonized
to each other. Quite beautiful. I've seen this printed letterpress.
Which is why I hunted it down. You want this. A printed brochure is
available direct from the dfType at their email address
This is also available in downloadable PDF form by searching Google.com
with the keywoards "Rialto" and "dftype"
A bit on die Fischbachpresse and Rialto can be found at
I've put the URLs to H W Caslon and dfType in the Bookmarks section for future