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Clip Books of Line Art, Volk (1975)

Photo(s) by Bart Solenthaler. Imported from Flickr on Jan 5, 2020. Artwork published in .
    “Telephones” (No.272) ft.  Italic with swash caps and  with unicase alternates.
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Bart Solenthaler and tagged with “cooperblack” and “folio”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    “Telephones” (No.272) ft. Cooper Black Italic with swash caps and Folio with unicase alternates.

    Covers for various clip books of line art issued in 1975 by Harry Volk Jr. Art Studio, Pleasantville, New Jersey. See the previous post about the “Entertainment” clip book from 1955 for more information on Harry Volk Jr. Art Studio.

    In most issues from this volume, “Clip Book of Line Art” is set in a light weight of ITC Avant Garde Gothic, with alternates for A and e.

    While Volk predominantly used phototype styles from Filmotype’s library in the late 1950s and early 1960s, they had switched to Photo-Lettering and ITC by the end of the 1960s. The covers in this post also feature a number of faces that originated elsewhere. Burko was issued by Headliners (and copied by Facsimile Fonts as part of the Blippo series). Checkmate started out at Schaedler (and was adopted by Photo-Lettering). Yagi Double is a Facsimile Fonts creation. Their Bob Trogman claims credit for Uncle Bill. Zipper and Premier Shaded are Letraset originals. Archie and Rock Opera may have been created at Lettergraphics (the latter is a derivative of Letraset’s Frankfurter).

    Or did Volk maybe tap into Formatt’s library of faces for dry-transfer lettering? Their catalog no. 5 from 1974 shows several of the styles used on these covers, including Rock Opera, Tip Top, Eurostile, Uncle Bill (as Brother Bill), Checkmate (as Tournament), Copperplate (as Broker Shaded), Archie (as Chuckle), Yagi Double (as Circuit Double).

    “Occupations” (No. 273) ft.  Bold Extended and .
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Bart Solenthaler and tagged with “eurostile” and “akzidenzgrotesk”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    “Occupations” (No. 273) ft. Eurostile Bold Extended and Akzidenz-Grotesk.

    “Men” (No. 276) ft. .
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Bart Solenthaler and tagged with “checkmate”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    “Men” (No. 276) ft. Checkmate.

    “Holidays” (No. 277) ft. .
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Bart Solenthaler and tagged with “archie”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    “Holidays” (No. 277) ft. Archie.

    “Spring & Summer Sports” (No. 629) ft. more  Bold Extended.
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Bart Solenthaler and tagged with “eurostile”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    “Spring & Summer Sports” (No. 629) ft. more Eurostile Bold Extended.

    “Summer” (No. 631) ft. caps from .
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Bart Solenthaler and tagged with “tiptop”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    “Summer” (No. 631) ft. caps from Tip-Top.

    “Media” (No. 635) ft. .
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Bart Solenthaler and tagged with “burko”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    “Media” (No. 635) ft. Burko.

    “Homemaker” (No. 637) ft. .
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Bart Solenthaler and tagged with “zipper”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    “Homemaker” (No. 637) ft. Zipper.

    “Crowds” (No. 643) ft. .
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Bart Solenthaler and tagged with “premiershaded”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    “Crowds” (No. 643) ft. Premier Shaded.

    “Couples” (No. 644) ft. .
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Bart Solenthaler and tagged with “yagidouble”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    “Couples” (No. 644) ft. Yagi Double.

    “Safety” (No. 645) ft. .
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Bart Solenthaler and tagged with “stencilludlow”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    “Safety” (No. 645) ft. Stencil (Ludlow).

    “Teens” (No. 647) ft.  AKA Shady Deal, a copy of  with a line pattern fill.
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Bart Solenthaler and tagged with “rockopera”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    “Teens” (No. 647) ft. Rock Opera AKA Shady Deal, a copy of Frankfurter with a line pattern fill.

    “Groups” (No. 648) ft. .
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Bart Solenthaler and tagged with “unclebill”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    “Groups” (No. 648) ft. Uncle Bill.

    “The Wedding” (No.268) ft.  in all caps italics with three swash alternates.
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Bart Solenthaler and tagged with “bookman”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    “The Wedding” (No.268) ft. Bookman in all caps italics with three swash alternates.

    “Money” (Grafika 59) ft.  AKA Bond Shaded. The logo of the Grafika subseries is in . The script appears to be lettering.
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Bart Solenthaler and tagged with “bondshaded”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    “Money” (Grafika 59) ft. Copperplate (MS&J) AKA Bond Shaded. The logo of the Grafika subseries is in ITC Fat Face. The script appears to be lettering.

    “Contests” (No. G61) ft.  Inline.
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Bart Solenthaler and tagged with “orbit”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    “Contests” (No. G61) ft. Orbit Inline.

    Typefaces

    • Cooper Black
    • Folio
    • Eurostile
    • Akzidenz-Grotesk
    • Checkmate
    • Archie
    • Tip-Top
    • Burko
    • Zipper
    • Premier Shaded
    • Yagi Double
    • Stencil (Ludlow)
    • Rock Opera
    • Uncle Bill
    • Bookman
    • Copperplate (MS&J)
    • Village & Orbit
    • ITC Fat Face
    • ITC Avant Garde Gothic

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