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August 16, 2013 at 1:09 AM #3694

Anna

HibernianWow—what a beauty! My note on this one is o-l-d, and the source was in German (my college German was never good and by now is nearly useless). The tradename Hibernian may have been dubbed by Dan X. Solo.

What I know for certain is: The info is filed in a folder labeled “Genzsch & Heyse,” dated 1893 and cross-referenced with a specimen in The Solotype Catalog [9]. The rest makes no sense whatsoever….

Can someone help to solve the history mystery of this fabulous freestyle sans-serif face? In the meantime, maybe a revival developer will adopt this project.

Specimens Available

Scan of a hard-copy specimen [DXS Decorative Display Alphabets, 53] , grayscale tiff @600 dpi.


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November 4, 2013 at 1:24 PM #4982

Alan Jay Prescott

I have revived Hibernian and it will be delivered later today. It is very hard to believe no one had previously worked on it, since it is an excellent “beginner” project.

There are many alternates and has the possibility of being developed later on as a full-featured set with accents, etc. For now, it will serve as a good addition to the textbook series and has all the glyphs I could locate.


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November 5, 2013 at 2:57 AM #4995

Anna

Thanks, Alan!

WOW—150+ years later, the digital Real Deal is STILL a beauty with Style Galore. As always, your work is perfect.


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November 29, 2013 at 6:45 PM #5525

Alan Jay Prescott

Hibernian has been revived as Hinterland Roman:
Hinterland Roman

 


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