The extended pair (regular and bold) from Stephenson Blake’s Grotesque series. No. 6 was released in 1880–82. No. 8 followed in 1898 and is credited to Elisha Pechey. The No. 8 Italic is equivalent to Miller & Richard’s Grotesque No. 4 Italic. [Reichardt 2011] Other sources say that No. 8 was cut in 1920 for Stephenson Blake by Edward Prince. [Millington 2002]
In 2004, Panache/HouseStyle revived No. 6, including a bold and italic, exclusively for The University of Sheffield as Blake. In 2009–10, Émilie Rigaud did a loose revival of Grotesque No. 6, expanding it to two heavier weights. See also the wide styles of Bureau Grot as well as A2 Grot10 and A2 Grot12.
Grotesque No. 6 & 8 in use
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