Moon and Space, Galerie Beyeler Basel
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Thank you, Jay. Yes, many of the alphabet designs shown in the Lettera series of source books were copied and adopted for phototypesetting, despite the fact that the books’ “EULA” explicitly prohibited such unauthorized reproduction.
Catalogs of Typeshop, a German chain of typesetting studios, show phototype versions of both Strada and Vancouver Bold. The latter is listed in catalog from 1973. It appears to be derived from Walter Haettenschweiler’s design, with vertically stretched proportions. While many basic letterforms are identical, a number of glyphs were revised, especially those that didn’t show the pronounced horizontal contrast, see A K M N V W XY k v w. Q is barless, the descender in g curves upwards, j descends, q is spurless, r is cut vertically. With the round-top A, it’s a bit closer to Zipper (Letraset, 1970). Vancouver Bold now has an entry on Fonts In Use.
See also Benguiat Priscillas, which is a design similar to Strada, added to Photo-Lettering’s library sometime before 1971.
Now here’s another interpretation unrolled today… Raybeam!