Re: [PPLetterpress] Revival Fell Types and iKern
Alphabets also produced A*I Marlowe, (Also called Oberon) based on the Fell types.
Ours was not a 'scan and trace', but a complete redrawing, with two optical sizes...
I can provide a PDF on request.
At 6:23 AM +0000 2004-04-18, Gerald Lange wrote:
>Igino Marini has presented his revival Fell Types at his site--
>Even more intriguing is the iKern program he presents.
>For another look at the Fell Types see Jonathan Hoefler's algorithmic
>We've had discussions here before about the feasibility of using
>digital typeface revivals that incorporate ink spread and other
>letterpress printing characteristics (whether faux or actual).
>Engaging, hard to resist, but really really difficult to print well.
>Adding the problems of letterpress to a face that incorporates the
>problems of letterpress takes a great deal of presswork management and
>some getting used to. Nothing new about that, there were several metal
>typefaces in the earlier part of the century that attempted the same
>"capture." The only serious, and functional, of these, however, was
>Monotype Poliphilus, but that was, despite earlier claims from the
>powers that be, carefully redrawn. I'm afraid this is something we
>will not see in digital revivals that attempt to capture the flavor of
>the past _in situ_.
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