An American Visual Language: Specimens of Historic Wood Type Printed by John Horn at Shooting Star Press

April 26, 2016 - December 31, 2016
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In the late nineteenth century, Westward expansion, new routing and pantograph technologies, and abundant resources combined to enable entire alphabets of new wood type fonts to be created in a distinctly American aesthetic and in sizes not previously available. Drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection, the type specimens on display were printed in 2001-2002 by John Horn on his Vandercook Universal I Press, and depict late-nineteenthand early-twentieth-century serif and sanserif fonts, including primary faces of Roman, Antique, and Gothic; secondary designs, such as Clarendon and Tuscan; and new families of type designs, like Antique Tuscan.

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