Circular Black

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December 11, 2013 at 10:24 PM #6272


Circular Black was designed by Hermann Ihlenburg and cast by MacKellar, Smiths & Jordan. I digitized this gem and added several alternates as well:

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Yours Truly,

September 19, 2014 at 1:25 AM #16003


Thanks for this faithful revival, Robert!

You are surely correct that by today’s “hindsight” style classifications, this face is better described as a “text” rather than a “blackletter,” which is rightly reserved for heavy-face German-gothic forms.

The design for MSJ Circular Black was patented by Ihlenburg in March–April 1883 [USPTO D13848]. The (maximum) 14-year term expired in 1897.

Oops! Sorry, I had forgotten to add this beauty to the progress chart.


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