Re: Paul Hayden Duensing's 16th Century Roman
Thanks, but Paul's Rustica and his Sixteenth Century Roman were two
completely different faces. The former is a face based on an early
manuscript hand, the latter was literally based on a 16th century
roman that Paul had found (the actual punches or matrices).
Paul never cast much of this stuff as he would just announce the
casting and base the amount on the orders that came in. I bought
several fonts of the Sixteenth Century Roman at the time, and
subsequently used it for a number of projects including the titling
throughout a book. Eventually the metal type was sold off. As it turns
out, the book may be reprinted and may require a change. Thus the search.
I was thinking Paul Lloyd, Manfred Klein, Deiter Speffmann et al would
have made a digital replication. I try to pick up every historical
font these folks do, but that is also part of the problem as their
type output is massive and they commonly do not use the original
Hopefully I still have a specimen around somewhere and can reconstruct
what I need from that.
> You could try searching on "Rustica" which seems to have been the
> name of the fount.
> -> Rustica Sixteenth Century Roman
Looks like our mutual information is leap frogging.
If the new publisher needs a repro I will certainly send them your way.
The Dominicus is from Foster & Horton. Don't know if they are still
around but they were head quartered in Santa Barbara in the early 90s.
Basically I think they tried to adjust it for the digital realm
(thickening letterforms, cleaning up some of the roughness, adjusting
the baseline) and in doing so tossed a great deal of its original funk
> Hi Gerald,made into
> I could hand set it for you and send a proof.
> Rustica and Sixteenth Century Roman are two different faces, both
> metal type by Paul Hayden Duensing -- Rustica based on early Romanlettering,
> and 16th Century made from a partial set of antique mats that PaulDuensing
> found in Italy. 16th Century has a rough quality similar to CaslonAntique,
> which was originally sold by BB&S under the name Fifteenth Century.the metal
> I have not been able to find a copy of Dominicus to compare with
> type. I'd love more info on this digital version.
> Best wishes, Tom
> Tom Parson
> Now It's Up To You Publications
> 157 S. Logan, Denver CO 80209
> (303) 777-8951
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- Would Paul know the name of the digital font? My last e-mail address for him is
Paul Duensing <Pahadu@...>