Three More…

Three more. Please lead me in the right direction.


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The third one could be Copperplate or Steelplate.

First face is Romantiques No. 3 (aka Harmony) which is a revival casting of a 19th century font done by either Typefounders Phoenix in the 1960s - 1970s or by Los Angeles Typefounders after that (they acquired the TF Phoenix mats).

Second face is Victoria Italic, designed by Gustav Schroeder in 1891 for the Keystone Type Foundry.

Third face is one of the Copperplate Gothics. Copperplate Gothic was designed by Frederic Goudy in 1905 and many variants followed.

Thank you! It means so much to us to put the names and history with these faces!

Good news from The Type Heritage Project!

All five Romantiques faces are now, or soon will be, digitally archived for posterity:

Nos. 2 and 5 are available for free download:


Nos. 1 and 3 have been “fonted” by a THP Partner, who is working on No. 4 (specimens are rare!), truly one of the most spectacular typefaces of all timeā€”can you imagine cutting it in hard steel nearly a century ago?

This page of the THP Chapel (forums website) summarizes status of a few (“the tip of the iceberg”) letterpress type revival projects proposed, in progress or complete:

Digital revivals of these fonts will illustrate a textbook series entitled “The Type Heritage Project.” Volume I, “Quintessential Victorian Display Faces,” is in preparation.

N.B. The attached image of the Romantiques Collection is excerpted from McGrew’s “American Metal Typefaces of the Twentieth Century.” As the title implies, McGrew’s expertise focused on American typefaces of the 20th century. Information presented on imported faces of the 19th century is not necessarily accurate.

Letterpress buffs are cordially invited to visit and/or for interesting font-by-font histories compiled from the 19th-century literature, ephemera and US design patent applications submitted by citizens and non-citizens.

Author, The Type Heritage Project

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