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November 5, 2013 at 1:13 PM #5009

Alan Jay Prescott

I’ve revived this honey of a typeface, complete with alternates and ligatures (supplied with a specimen by the gracious Donona), but on examination of a Petzendorfer specimen, I finally figured out the reasoning of the alternates. Not only this, but the relationship of the figures to the cap height.

Thus, I need to reopen the file and fiddle around a bit to make this font a stunner. Amazing how research after the fact provides interesting details not found in simple alphabetic showings. Cautionary note for my future reference.


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November 7, 2013 at 10:14 PM #5051

Alan Jay Prescott

Made some major repairs to Bijou once I had access to a very good piece of copy from Petzendorfer that showed the function of the alternates with respect to the lowercase F and T, as well as placement for bullets. New final font and PDF showing of character set in the dropbox.


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November 29, 2013 at 3:29 PM #5478

Alan Jay Prescott

Here is a sample of Bireme, my revival of Bijou:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/108113093@N02/10810984956

 


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March 24, 2015 at 12:18 AM #21848

Cesar

Hi Alan,

A friend just showed me this thread and I like what I am seeing. I also hope you won’t mind to see this (please scroll down to the bottom of the page to see a sample.)

http://abfonts.freehostia.com/ac-milan-2013-2014.htm

I did the font because a friend was trying to convince me to do the font. I declined at first because there are existing digitizations but the friend liked the dots between letters which are not in the existing fonts. I was provided with scans and PDFs of Bijou specimens from old specimen books.

I hope you will not mind having some competition because I am definitely coming out with mine. As for me, I do not mind at all. The font is already done way back as far as characters found in specimens are concerned. I also still have to do a few more characters to complete the Latin 1 character set. I also have to go over my scrollworks because a friend said that they are not circular enough.

Honestly, yours is good enough for me and if yours were already existing when I was shown the sample, I probably would have not done mine.


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April 11, 2015 at 10:27 AM #21876

Anna

Welcome to The Type Heritage Project, Cesar!

Here’s hoping that you will “hang out” here often. I know “Who You Are,” so I also know that your diverse revival work is as professional as any available.

Thank you for joining the THP team, Anna


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April 11, 2015 at 9:28 PM #21877

Robert

To Cesar

Welcome to the Type Heritage Project.

Reviving 19th century typefaces is an interesting task that is work doing.

Yours truly,
Robert


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