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December 10, 2014 at 5:47 AM #19990

Anna

Anglo ExtrasAlong with Anglo∗ (duly digitized by several developers including THP Partners Dan X. Solo and Nick Curtis), C.E. Heyer designed gorgeous Anglo Initials, lower-case swash alternates and ligatures.

The patent application, which exhibits specimens of most glyphs, was approved in May–June 1889 [USPTO D19181]. It is one of only three that this prolific genius did not assign to Barnhart Brothers & Spindler, his employer since 1878.

The Anglo series was commercially introduced in the October 1889 edition of The Inland Printer and extensively shown by BBS until 1907 or later.

Preliminary Specimensflickr imagesWorking Specimens

  • Patent Exhibit. All glyphs except for a few alternates apparently added later.
  • Commercial Specimens (6+) illustrating additional glyphs. High-resolution extraction of PDF images, grayscale and/or monochrome tiff format. Results depend on original scan resolution.
  • Existing Revivals. For proper integration of “extras” with available digital versions of Anglo, PDF views of glyphs.

 


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October 3, 2015 at 3:14 PM #24788

koeiekat

Is there a workable scan?


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October 3, 2015 at 3:21 PM #24789

koeiekat

For the Anglo also see Fontbank’s Anglophile.


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October 4, 2015 at 3:35 AM #24793

Anna

Hi KK—you’ve been missed around here!

Thanks for your interest in Anglo Extras. Heyer was a very special designer, and this font will be very special with the initials and an amazing number of progressively “swashy” alternates that may be fun for you.

I uploaded some tiff specimens to your dropbox folder. They seem to be quite good quality for working purposes. Let us know what you think.


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October 11, 2015 at 3:43 PM #25005

koeiekat

The scans are reasonable – not real 256 grey scale – but workable. What do you want? a revival including the imperfections (many) or a clean version that could go well with DXS version?


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October 12, 2015 at 11:14 AM #25010

Anna

To be clear… The “scans” are not generated from hard-copy specimens–they are extracted from PDFs scanned by university libraries funded by Google, Microsoft, etc. The native dpi scan setting is unknown.

My usual procedure is to extract related pages from the PDF, isolate specific image areas and then use the “save as” feature to produce multiple 1200-dpi grayscale LZW-compressed tiff files. It’s good to know that this routine works for you!

Since DXS’s version is owned by Dover Books, it would not be possible for the THP Bazaar to bundle it with the extras. So if you intend to sell the extras, the best approach would be to make new outlines of the original glyphs too. Then package it as a single UniCode-based font or two separate ones.

I hope you will decide to sell it so that others can have this complete masterpiece as Heyer designed it! For the textbooks, I would need only the extras.


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October 13, 2015 at 9:29 AM #25041

koeiekat

I’ve put a demo in the dropbox.


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October 15, 2015 at 4:41 PM #25132

koeiekat

Did you ever lay your hands on that demo?


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October 17, 2015 at 1:45 AM #25160

Anna

Sorry KK,

No, I didn’t receive it. There were dropbox problems earlier this year, and it seemed they were fixed. The settings look right, and yet strange things can happen…

The oddest thing is that you received the specimens I uploaded to the shared folder, and it doesn’t work the other way around.

In case you share other dropbox folders, please make sure you chose the right one <LOL!>. If not, please try again and we’ll see what happens this time.

A thousand more thanks for your important work—I can’t wait to see your latest beauties!


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October 17, 2015 at 6:40 AM #25169

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October 18, 2015 at 3:55 AM #25175

Anna

I can’t explain this crazy thing… You see the specimens I uploaded AND your demo. I see only the specimens I uploaded.

Thanks SO much for your demo—it looks VERY promising, and your perfect dots are extra-cool! To protect you from theft by eager revival pirates, I deleted the font file to circumvent public access to your valuable vector outlines and substituted this raster image.

Anglo Initials Demo


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