Like the one monitoring progress on revivals completed or in progress, this chart lacks thumbnail images originally uploaded to dropbox.com (where the “public” folder is now “private”). They will be restored ASAP.
Letterpress type and maintainable equipment for printing it may soon be centralized by museums and regional historical societies. Besides publishing textbooks documenting revivals already digitized for posterity, a Top Priority of the Type Heritage Project [THP] is to facilitate digital archival of as many of these precious gems as possible. Working specimens are gladly furnished to revival developers.
The Wish-List below focuses on 19th-century job fonts intended for illustration and documentation in Volume I of the THP textbook series, Quintessential Victorian Display Faces. Revivals of all pre-digital faces are eligible for sale at the THP Bazaar: metal, wood, photo-lettering or transfer-type.
These fonts were originally designed for book title pages, posters, advertising brochures, etc. Authentic specimens may not include lower-case alphabets, numerals, punctuation and other extras expected for book fonts. It is perfectly acceptable to “skip” fabrication of non-keyboard glyphs that exceed the originals. Exceptions:
- International currency symbols £, € and ¥ are useful
- The “¢” symbol is handy for fun projects with old-fashioned themes recalling the days when some things really did cost less than $1.00!
A thousand thanks to THP’s generous Partners, who volunteer their valuable time and talent to preserving these treasures for posterity!
This list will grow as (many!) more are added; it will shrink as projects are undertaken and transferred to the revival status chart.
- ® Design was patented (US) or registered abroad.
- Unknown=Designer unknown, punch-cutter and/or Inventor of Record substituted.
- Click the column heading to sort by Tradename or Priority.
- Click the thumbnail to view the forum discussion and a link to preliminary specimens.