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November 29, 2013 at 8:47 PM #5545

Alan Jay Prescott

Euclid has been revived as Eunice and is available in a wide range of weights and full Latin character sets, but does not include the swashes thus far:
Eunice Extra Light

Eunice Light

Eunice Book

Eunice Roman

Eunice Medium

Eunice Semibold

Eunice Bold

Eunice Extra Bold

Eunice Black


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December 3, 2013 at 1:06 AM #5790

koeiekat

The Euclid capitals with the swashes, by Claude Pelletier, with a weight that seems to be close to Alan’s Eunice Extra Light or Eunice Light is on Dafont: http://www.dafont.com/euclidcp.font?text=Euclid+Eunice


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December 3, 2013 at 11:32 AM #5833

Alan Jay Prescott

Anna and I were both aware that the swashes are around, but only in the one weight. I am interested in reviving the swashes in all weights at some time in the future for inclusion in all sets. Not too difficult, but time-consuming right now.

Thanks for the reminder. Also, Euclid was revived as Oh You Klid, but it is only one weight and is a very different cut in numerous details.

Incidentally, I originally had made high-res scans of 72-point samples from my CRT typesetter (compuGraphic MCS) in Regular and Bold, and thus was able to create two identically designed source fonts to then create the other weights. CG was the only company then to have acquired this beauty.


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December 5, 2013 at 11:15 AM #5872

Alan Jay Prescott

Oh my gosh.

In perusing my recently purchased copy of Journey through the Inland Printer, I came across a face called Auroral. Fabulous shaded version of…Euclid!

I could hardly believe my eyes. Now I think I know where CG got the source glyphs for their version of Euclid. It might pay me to scan the original Euclid and Auroral to check their felicity to CG. If there is not a close affinity, I may be able to create a more authentic version of the face.

Does anyone know whether Euclid’s swash caps are shown completely in Journey or there are more elsewhere?


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December 5, 2013 at 2:07 PM #5874

Anna

A dangerous book, Annenberg’s Journey…

EuclidEuclid was designed by Henry Schuenemann, an employee of Cleveland TF until the ATF merger in 1892, when he started freelancing.¹

Oddly enough, the earliest specimen I’ve seen was advertised by Illinois TF in the Inland Printer of August 1890 [Journey 341]. Loy does not account for Auroral, which was patented by Henry H. Thorpe (owner) in 1883.

Check your dropbox folder for 11 pages of Euclid-Auroral specimens. Oops… I forgot the one from Illinois TF, so check again!

¹Loy, W.E. (1898–1900): Designers and Engravers of Type. In The Inland Printer, April 1900.


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December 5, 2013 at 8:54 PM #5893

Alan Jay Prescott

All received. Yes, Journey should be banned…it is addictive! Thank you so much for the materials. Euclid is going to turn out as a superfont super revival…eventually.


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December 6, 2013 at 3:10 PM #5935

koeiekat

Claude Pelletier makes revivals that are most times very close to the original. You can contact him at dafont.com: http://www.dafont.com/profile.php?user=337503
Claude is a French Canadian and prefers to write in French.


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