First shown as wood type by Edwin Allen in George Nesbitt’s 1838 First Premium Wood Types Cut by Machinery [RRK].
Digital interpretations include Octagon (Wooden Type Fonts, used for sample), Octagon French/Octagon (Intellecta, 2010/2012), AWT Nesbitt Octagon (Dick Pape, 2013), Octagonist JNL (Jeff Levine, 2020). See also Octango (The Pyte Foundry, 2016) and Octagon Variable (HAW Hamburg, 2023).
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