“Er De skriftklog?”
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Very nice, Sander!
Torbjørn Eng mentions that this first Norwegian type foundry was started by graphical equipment supplier Olaf Gulowsen A/S in 1934. At least from 1928 to 1958, Olaf Gulowsen was listed in Monotype Recorder as “foreign concessionnaire” or “agent of the continental Monotype Trading Company Ltd.”, initially at Akersgaten 49, and from 1936 on located in Grensen 5–7. It was also Genzsch & Heyse’s agent for Norway. In 1960, Olaf Gulowsen celebrated 25 years of typefounding with an anniversary publication (Skrift og typer. Utgitt av Olaf Gulowsen A.s. i anledning av Det Norske Skriftstøperis 25-års jubileum). By 1976, the company had moved to Grenseveien 107, now doing business as Grafisk Senter Gulowsen.
The typefaces in use are all by Monotype (Rockwell) and Genzsch & Heyse. The decorated initial is from a series credited to Otto Hupp (cf. ‘N’/‘S’ at the center right of that specimen), and may or may not have been part of the multi-faceted series named Renaissance-Initialen. I wonder if Olaf Gulowsen ever produced an original typeface.