- Devroye, Luc Ph.D. (McGill University, Montreal):
- Fabian, Nicholas (deceased, ‘Way Back Machine)
Resourceful browsing here finds “back doors” to apparently dead links.
- Briar Press (USA), an online letterpress community
Free and inexpensive downloads of EPS “Cuts & Caps” for registered members.
- Lee, Robert (Garden City, NY) Museum of Wood Types and Ornaments
- MyFonts|Monotype Imaging (Marlborough, MA). Caution: mis-information abounds…
- Klingspor Museum (Offenbach). Caution: conflicting information abounds…
- Solopedia: Cross-Reference of Specimen Books by Dan X. Solo, sources for digital versions
- St. Bride Library (London)
“The world’s foremost printing and graphics arts library.”
- Cary Graphic Arts Collection, Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY). Discontinued web pages:
- The Museum of Printing (Andover, MA).
Dedicated to preserving the history of the graphic arts, printing equipment and printing craftsmanship.
- Sheaff, Richard D. (The Ephemera Society of America).
“A place for show-and-tell, wondering aloud, and wandering the trails of curiosity.”
- Ladas & Parry, LLC (Multiple US Cities): A Brief History of the Patent Law of the United States.
- Jacques André (France). Bibliothèque virtuelle de typographie (Digital Library on Typography). An extensive “card catalog” of downloadable specimen books and type-related monographs. An extremely valuable resource sorted by period and alphabetically.
- Rare digital specimen books no longer commercially available from kirtasbooks.com (retail website defunct), manufacturer of high-tech scanning equipment:
If you have Kirtas books, please share them with the THP Community!
- The Inland Printer. Sources for digital copies:
- Many thanks to THP Partner Brian Bonislawsky for discovery of Type & Design Devices, edited by Ron Yablon (The Ron Yablon Graphic Archives, 1970). Twenty pages of this book are packed with seldom-published full specimens of 19th-century fonts perfect for revival projects.
- Heidorn, Petra: Type Oasis (Hamburg?). Explore this extraordinary site!
- Volunteers, alt.binaries.fonts. Don’t miss the “Extra” Tab!
Revivals and more, digitized by members
- George Williams, now engaged in development of Font Forge, produced some extra-nice revivals during the 1990s.
- Offsite (dead link?). Great collection specializing in revivals, verified freeware. Some THP Picks:
Aldus•Allen R. Walden•Character•Claude Pelletier•ES Typography
George Williams•James Milligan•Robert Moore•Toto•Traitor Vic
- FontSpace, endorsed by THP-fave revival font developers. Handy tags for collectors:
- Optifonts. Many revivals produced by Film Fonts of Chicago/Castcraft were digitized and once marketed by three brothers, all presumed deceased. Since their website is apparently abandoned, the good folks at abfonts pooled their collections and organized them for free download.
Free fonts are not (necessarily) “junk fonts.” Many of the developers recommended above have been commissioned by high-profile US and European digital foundries; others are history-committed hobbyists with professional-level skills. THP is most grateful to them for their work and their generosity!