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January 18, 2015 at 9:16 PM #21457


Shaw Text is finished as Shapiro Text. The working specimen was a 2-inch film font in a collection acquired in 1998 from a typographer in Phoenix, Arizona.

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January 20, 2015 at 12:52 AM #21504


McGrew writes: “Shaw Text was introduced by Inland Type Foundry in 1907 as its ‘latest novelty,’ although it is a rather conventional Old English face, a little heavier than Wedding Text, and a little lighter and fancier than Engravers Old English. After Inland merged with ATF, Shaw Text continued to be shown until 1954.”¹

It was introduced in the February 1907 edition of Inland TF’s house newsletter, The Practical Printer.

¹McGrew, M. (1993): American Metal Types of the Twentieth Century (Second, Revised Edition), page 283. Oak Knoll Press, New Castle, DE.


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