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Type In Cases


While, for the most part, our books are now printed in types cast fresh at the press (see below), there are a handful of faces that we have in good quantity which were cast by others (including by Jim Rimmer, Alex Widen and, of course, M&H). Below is a very abreviated list (there are hundreds of cases of type in the shop).


Legend:
R = Roman, I = Italic, SC = Small Caps, c = Caps, SW = Swash
MT = Monotype, ATF = American Type Founders

Bembo

Sizes: 12pt R-I-SC / 14pt R-I-SC / 16pt R (MT)

Centaur & Arrighi

Sizes: 12pt R-I-SC / 18pt R-I / 24C / 30C / 36R (MT) [Also, English mats for 18pt R, see below.]

Duensing Titling (designed & cast by Jim Rimmer)

Sizes: 14pt, 18pt, 24pt, 36pt, 48pt, 60pt

Quill (Fellowship) (designed & cast by Jim Rimmer)

Sizes: 24pt R

Hannibal Oldstyle (designed & cast by Jim Rimmer)

Sizes: 18pt R / paired with 18pt Garamont Italic & Small Caps

Juliana Oldstyle (designed & cast by Jim Rimmer, with additional stock cast by Alex Widen)

Sizes: 18pt R

Nephi Medaeval (designed & cast by Jim Rimmer, with additional stock cast by Alex Widen)

Sizes: 18pt R

Palatino

Sizes: 24pt I (ATF)

Perpetua

Sizes: 14pt R-I-SC (MT)

Romanée

Sizes: 12pt-D, 14pt-D, 16pt-D R (Enschedé)

I'm very lucky to have a fair bit of foundry Romanée, cast by Enschedé in the early 20th century. Although our holdings are limited to the roman, they include a large quantity of 14ptD, as well as two cases of 12ptD, one of 16ptD, and a decent fount of the rare 16ptD swash capitals. For some details on how this stuff found it's way to the shop, try here.

Spectrum

Sizes: 10pt R / 12pt R-I-SC / 14pt R-I-SC / 18pt-R (MT)

Stern (designed & cast by Jim Rimmer, with additional stock cast in-house)

Sizes: 16pt/18-I

 

 

Type Matrices


Most of the mats in our inventory are Monotype display (flat) mats, but we also have a nice assortment of rare sets, including the ATF foundry mats for 16pt Cloister Light Face (see image) in roman, italic, small caps and swash. Thanks to Dan Jones in Toronto for putting together a very useful foundry-mat holder for the Super Caster, which makes casting this stuff possible.


Legend:
LMTD = Lanston Monotype Display (flat) Mats;
EMTD = English Monotype Display Mats;
ATF = American Type Foundry Mats;
PHD = Paul Hayden Duensing;
L/JR = Ludlow/Jim Rimmer (see below)
R = Roman, I = Italic, SC = Small Caps, c = Caps, SW = Swash
D = Didot

 

(Ultra) Bodoni 675

Sizes: 12pt R, 14pt R, 18pt R, 24pt R, 30pt R, 36pt R (Lanston Flat Mats)
48pt R, 72pt R (Giant Mats)

Bodoni Bold 275

Sizes: 14pt R, 18pt R, 24pt R, 30pt R/I, 36pt R (Lanston Flat Mats)
48pt R/I, 60pt R/I, 72pt R/I (Giant Mats)

Caslon Old Style 337

Sizes: 14pt R/I/SW&figs, 22pt R/I, 24pt R/I/SW&figs, 24pt R/I/SC/SW&figs, 30pt R/I/SW&figs, 36pt R/I/SW&figs (Lanston Flat Mats)

Centaur

Sizes: 18pt R (British Monotype Display Mats)

Century Bold 118

Sizes: 18pt R/I, 24pt R/I, 30pt R/I, 36pt R/I, 48pt R/I (Lanston Flat Mats)

Cloister Lightface

Sizes: 16pt R/I/SC/SW (ATF Foundry Mats)

Cloister Old Style 395

Sizes: 14pt R, 18pt R , 24 R, 30 R/I, 36 R/I (Lanston Flat Mats)

[16th-Century] Chancery Italic

Sizes: 14pt (Thompson-style flat mats designed & engraved by Paul Hayden Duensing)

Cochin Open 262

Sizes: 36pt R-Caps (Lanston Flat Mats)

Deepdene 315

Sizes: 18pt R/I, 24pt R/I/SW, 30pt R/I/SW, 36pt R/I/SW (Lanston Flat Mats)

Franklin Gothic 107

Sizes: 14pt R, 18pt R, 24pt R, 30pt R, 36pt R (Lanston Flat Mats)
42pt R, 48pt R, 60pt R, 72pt R (Giant Mats)

Garamond Bold 548

Sizes: 14pt R/I/SW&figs, 18pt R/I/SW&figs, 24pt R/I/SW&figs, 30pt R/I, 36pt R/I/SW&figs (Lanston Flat Mats)

Garamont 248

Sizes: 14pt R/I/SC, 18pt R/I/SC, 24R/I/SW, 30R/I/SW, 36R/I (Lanston Flat Mats)

Goudy Bold 294

Sizes: 18pt I, 24pt I, 30pt I, 36pt I (Lanston Flat Mats)
48R/I, 60R/I, 72R/I (Giant Mats)

Goudy Handtoold 383

Sizes: 48pt R/I, 60 R/I, 72pt R/I (Giant Mats)

Goudy Open 291

Sizes: 14pt R, 18pt R/I, 24pt R/I, 30pt R/I, 36pt R/I (Lanston Flat Mats)

Jefferson Gothic 227

Sizes: 60pt R, 72pt R (Giant Mats)

Kennerley Old Style 268

Sizes: 14pt R/SC, 18pt R/I/SC, 48pt R-Caps, 14pt/18pt/24pt/30pt/36pt Swash Caps, 48pt R-Caps (Lanston Flat Mats)

Nicolas Cochin 461

Sizes: 14pt R, 18pt R (with accents cut by Jim Rimmer), 24pt R (Lanston Flat Mats)

Nicolas Jenson

Sizes: 16pt R/I/SC (Ludlow)

This face and its set of mats has a very interesting history, which will eventually emerge as a book, but for the moment let's just say that it is a never-released type designed by Robert Hunter Middleton (the roman & small caps) and Ernst Detterer (the italic). The design was scrapped and never released by Ludlow, later updated and released as Ludlow Eusebius. Our holdings include the original steel punches for the R-I-SC-SW, a set of Thompson-style flat mats for the roman and small caps, and a set of foundry-style copper mats for the italic, made by Jim Rimmer for Paul Hayden Duensing using the original punches.

 

A set of Monotype Display (flat) mats, and the original punches for Ludlow Jenson.

Onyx 404

Sizes: 60pt R, 72pt R (Giant Mats)

Sans Serif Light (Kabel) 329

Sizes: 14pt R, 18pt R, 24pt R, 30pt R, 36pt R, 48pt R, 14-36pt Accents, 14-36pt Alternates (Lanston Flat Mats)

Sans Serif Bold 330

Sizes: 14pt R, 18pt R, 24pt R, 30pt R, 36pt R, 48pt R (Lanston Flat Mats)

Sans Serif Extra Bold Condensed

Sizes: 18pt R, 24pt R, 48pt R (Lanston Flat Mats)