Specimen of Old-Style Types.

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Creator

Alexander Phemister (1829–1894)

Title

Specimen of Old-Style Types.

Publisher

Miller & Richard

Date

c. 1868

Coverage

London

Subject

Octavo

Description

In England, the vogue for modern neo-classical types in the manner of Didot and Bodoni was followed by a revival of old-style types, as represented by the work of William Caslon, c. 1844. A couple of decades later, Alexander Phemister cut a series that was even more regular than other neo-classical types, while incorporating some old-style characteristics, such as a sloped axis to the shading of some (though not all) round letters and bracketed serifs. Thus Phemister could be said to have developed a new, hybrid typeface style.

Also included among the types shown are examples in the new sans serif and slab serif styles.

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