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September 10, 2015 at 6:42 AM #23695

jch02140

Medallic by Jackson from MS&J (1884)

Attached is a 1 line specimen. More info will be great.


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September 10, 2015 at 11:04 PM #23702

Robert

Medallic was digitized by Nick Curtis of Nick’s Fonts as Grand Prairie NF Regular, which is sold at Myfonts.com.

Yours truly,
Robert


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October 2, 2015 at 2:31 PM #24764

jch02140

I just noticed something while comparing the patent and commercial showings to Nick Curtis’s interpretation of Medallic. I noticed some of the letters are different. It would be great if a true revival of this typeface is done.


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October 4, 2015 at 12:15 PM #24812

Anna

While partners may disagree, THP’s Top Priority is to direct revival developers’ attention to faces that have *not* been digitally revived—regardless of relative technical quality nor historical authenticity.

Dozens? Hundreds? of 19th- and early-20th –century type designs have not yet been digitally archived for study by future type scholars nor use by computer-based designers. To me, the urgency of addressing them is far more important than the perfect revival of any particular face.

Glyph inaccuracies may be duly revealed by comparison of the revival font vs documentation specimens illustrated at bazaar.thpeheritage.com without discrediting the developer’s work, which often is limited to commercial specimens.

Some partners rely exclusively on copyrighted catalogs registered by the US Library of Congress; they do not consult THP for specimens of such frequently missing glyphs as “J,” “Q,” “X,” “Z,” etc. Instead, they “fudge” them.

If another partner independently decides to produce a revival, it’s okay with me! Even so, I prefer that they choose “new oldie” projects.


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