Ornamented No. 1543

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June 24, 2014 at 6:02 AM #11727

Anna

This leafy lovely was designed by Julius Herriet Sr., who patented it in October 1876; his application signature is dated September 30. He assigned the rights to David Wolfe Bruce, who had engaged his talents since 1866.

Preliminary Specimens
Working Specimens

Patent. Clear images of dual-case alphabet, numerals, punctuation, &, $, ?, !.
Bruce Catalog, 1901. Full page of examples illustrating the face in use.


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June 24, 2014 at 10:16 PM #11744

Robert

I have this typeface on film which I got from Aldus Type Studio a few years ago, I will take this one on.

Yours Truly,
Robert


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June 25, 2014 at 1:08 AM #11745

Anna

Super! Thanks, Robert. BTW, do you know a tradename for it?


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March 24, 2016 at 11:07 PM #26958

Robert

Ornamented No. 1543 is now finished and renamed Garden Valley using a trial version of Corel Draw Graphic Suite X7, before the trial period expired.

Yours truly,
Robert


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March 25, 2016 at 10:22 PM #26959

Anna

Wonderful news, Robert—I can’t wait to see a specimen of this pretty tuscan!!

Hurray for you, and hurray for Corel Draw too—perhaps the “best-kept secret weapon” in digital type history. Its magnification prowess alone is unsurpassed. The power to zoom in to bezier curve control points at multi-thousand levels allows masterful fine-tuning with super-accurate mouse movement.

When the glyph is tweaked to perfection, it can be exported as an EPS [Encapsulated PostScript] file and imported by font editors like Fontlab and Fontographer to define metrics (side-bearings, leading, kerning, etc.). What a shame that the Adobe-loyal “mac snob” market did not respond to this advantage. The last (only?) version compatible with OSX was 11 (2002).


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April 9, 2016 at 11:28 PM #27061

Robert

Here is a sample of Garden Valley.

Yours truly,
Robert


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April 13, 2016 at 5:09 AM #27074

Anna

Thanks so much for this perfect revival, Robert. It looks as lovely as I knew it would!


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