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August 12, 2013 at 8:14 AM #3487

Anna

This curly cutie was designed, cut and patented by Henry Brehmer of New York in July–August 1888. Rights were assigned to David Wolfe Bruce, son of George Bruce.

Like other faces introduced by Bruce (and Page) after 1874, it was not named; it was shown by number only. Since numbers did not need legal protection from infringement, this practice eliminated fees for tradename registration to the USPTO Trademark Department established in 1870-1874.

No commercial specimen identifying Bruce’s catalog number is available. The most likely candidate, listed by Loy¹ and not illustrated by Johnston & Saxe,² is No. 1560:

  • No. 1559=Dainty# (designed/patented by George Halm, cut by Brehmer) is dated 1886 [USPTO D16673],
  • No. 1561 was patented in July–September 1888 [USPTO D18602] by Julius Guildenstine, not a subject of Loy’s series.

Fortunately, Dan X. Solo named it for the famous Tivoli Gardens of Copenhagen [Solotype Catalog 13]. There is no doubt that millions of his readers already recognize this tradename!

Koeiekat, a highly qualified anonymous developer has expressed interest in this revival project.

¹Loy, W.E. (1898–1900): Designers and Engravers Of Type. In The Inland Printer, November 1899.
²Johnston, A.M.; Saxe, S.O. [Editors] (2009):  Introduction and Commentary, William E. Loy|Nineteenth-Century American Design­ers and Engravers of Type, pages 116-119. Oak Knoll Books (New Castle, DE).

 


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November 4, 2013 at 7:05 AM #4898

koeiekat

What is the status of the Tivoli?


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November 4, 2013 at 7:29 AM #4975

Anna

Hi Kat,

Welcome aboard!

Someone has privately expressed interest in Tivoli. He has plenty of other interesting revival projects on his plate right now, so I’m inclined to turn this one over to you.

I have set up a dropbox folder for you and will upload a high-rez specimen for you there. The contents of this folder are shared exclusively with you, so I’ll notify you of the link in an eMail.

I will update the wishlist and status charts accordingly. Please keep us posted on your progress. Thanks!


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November 4, 2013 at 1:05 PM #4981

Alan Jay Prescott

I was thinking myself of doing Tivoli next, so nice coincidence! I will yield on this one, of course, since the Chapel is now working for us, and when someone expresses interest in reviving a particular face, we should go with that.

Return a post that establishes your willingness to work on Tivoli, and you’re good to go! Best of luck and I’m anxious to see the results.


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November 28, 2013 at 5:17 AM #5460

koeiekat

Still very much in a preliminary state Alan. But, we will get there :)


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December 1, 2013 at 8:47 AM #5653

koeiekat

@anna & Alan
I have uploaded a Beta version of the font.
kk


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December 2, 2013 at 5:57 PM #5752

Anna

Thanks for the update, Kat. The font is lookin’ good!


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December 3, 2013 at 11:34 AM #5834

Alan Jay Prescott

Will take a look later at Tivoli. Thanks, K, for taking it on!


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December 3, 2013 at 2:42 PM #5841

koeiekat

Individual character heights and advance widths still need to be corrected. As you can see from the specimen sheet everything is dancing around the base-line and there is little consistency in the widths and heights. After that the kerning.
Won’t be done tonight or tomorrow :):)


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December 5, 2013 at 12:44 AM #5867

Robert

After looking at the sample specimen, nice job on this gem.


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December 14, 2013 at 6:16 AM #6417

koeiekat

Anna, a demo version of Tivoli, as Dan X. Solo named it, is done. I named it after the designer, Brehmer 18,560 KK. The font contains all characters of the original specimen sheet plus the Nº character under the # key.
The zip is in my dropbox.

I have deleted the beta version in my earlier post from koeiekat.com


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December 14, 2013 at 7:25 AM #6426

Anna

WOW thanks—good job, KK! No less than 709 kern pairs will make this beauty work well. Cool that you named it for the patent number, and the No symbol is a nice touch too.

Do you intend to sell it at the THP Marketplace?


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December 18, 2013 at 11:50 AM #6569

koeiekat

For a -possible – commercial release I first want to get the last glitches out (some glyphs are still not perfect) and add at least the Western European accented letters. And then it depends on how the THP Marketplace will work and the price it can be sold for :)
Until then just use it for Volume 1.


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