Issued in 1931. [Reichardt 2011] A.k.a. Beton Open. No lowercase. Alternates for ‘K’ and ‘T’.
“Stymie Bold Open as offered by Baltimore is a copy of Beton Open […] while Baltimore’s Stymie Bold Open Condensed is a modification by pantagraph of the same face, offered in 1948.” [McGrew]
The misattribution was carried over to the phototype era: The Berthold E3 catalog shows a Stymie Open (credited to ATF), which is identical to the Beton Open shown next to it, except for the alternate ‘K’ and ‘R’ with curly legs. Photo-Lettering had the design as Beton Shaded.
The condensed variation has been digitally revived as Halliday JNL.
Beton licht in use
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