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November 10, 2013 at 6:37 AM #5103

Anna

GypsyThe Bruce TF’s Ornamented No. 1056 is known today as Gypsy.¹ This ribbon-like free-form script was designed by Julius Herriet Sr., who patented it in 1877 [USPTO D10292].

Unfortunately, the only available specimens are the patent one, which apparently exceeded the paper size, and a “one liner” from the Solotype Catalog, which supplies the missing T.

Is anyone willing to take a chance on this sweet, pretty thing?

Preliminary Specimens

¹1992  Solo, D.X.: The Solotype Catalog of 4,417 Display Typefaces, page 19. Dover Publications, Inc. (Minneola, NY).


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November 19, 2013 at 3:35 AM #5292

Anna

Many thanks to Star THP Partner Robert Donona for  a super-scarce full specimen, which he once received from a photolettering pen-pal, the late Dan X. Solo [DXS].

Robert’s interest in revivals turned digital when his photolettering equipment, suddenly obsolete in the early 1990s, yielded a vast trove of film-fonts. He brings to THP a rich treasury of rarely published specimens.

By now, he has produced countless digital revivals specializing in victorian, art nouveau and his favorite genré, “grot-goth” sans-serifs faces.

If YOU would like to archive for posterity a digital revival of this spectacular free-form script, please reply in the dialog box below. A zipfile containing all available specimens will be promptly furnished.


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December 9, 2013 at 11:18 PM #6155

Robert

I have just put a tiff image specimen of my progress on Gypsy in my Dropbox folder. So far I am at the letter P.


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December 10, 2013 at 8:54 PM #6168

Anna

Thanks Robert. It looks really good!

Gypsy

Check your dropbox folder for a 1200-dpi tiff scan of a one-line specimen from Bruce 1882. Some of the letters have a bit more detail than the one DXS gave you.


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October 17, 2016 at 7:42 PM #28737

jch02140

Just curious if there are any updates for this revival available?


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