A Rendezvous in Averoigne by Clark Ashton Smith (Arkham House, 1988)
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“Aufrichtigste Glückwünsche zum Neuen Jahre” (“Most sincere congratulations on the New Year”). Here’s how Bauer & Compagnie advertised Artistic in January 1899. Note the ch ligatures which, unlike the many alternates, didn’t make it into the Letraset version. One could assume that the typeface isn’t made for all-caps use. When it’s done as demonstrated by the foundry – with small caps (from a smaller size) and more letterspacing than on the book jacket, it can work out well.
Letraset credited the design to “Bauer”, which is misleading: The Bauer foundry (German: Bauersche Gießerei) in Frankfurt is not the same company as Bauer & Co. Still better than Fonts.com: They claim Artistik was designed at the Monotype Studio, with “foundry: unknown”.