Grieg: Piano Concerto In A Minor Op. 16
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Letterform Archive recently posted several photos from Hobart & Robbins, Specimens of Printing Types and Ornaments, from the New England Type & Stereotype Foundery, Boston, Massachusetts, 1851 – including this page showing several ornamented caps.
In Dahlia, J. Albert Cavanagh referenced Victorian faces like these. In fact, the Antique English Ornamented in line 5 has a fairly similar floral pattern.
Thanks for pointing out Eckhart, Blythwood! That’s a good addition, and indeed comes close in feel.
I have my quibbles with the typographic color (weight distribution, spacing), but this kind of style is best used for single letters (initials, drop caps) anyway, where the rhythm of “black” and white is less of a concern.
Agreed–it has its eccentricities, but I don’t know anything else available that compares, so I bought it. To me it feels like a style that really stands to profit from the move to colour fonts, since getting all the layers in place and the right colour (and really for this style you often want a drop shadow too) takes time unless you have a script to do it. (I’m a bit surprised Dala Prisma doesn’t offer separate fonts for the different stripes–maybe they thought that was going to encourage excessive use of it…)