Queen is a typeface that hasn’t been featured on Fonts In Use before. This set of open caps with numerals was first cast in 1954 by Klingspor, after drawings by Joachim Romann. Romann (1916–1996) was a graphic artist born in Danzig, Prussia, which today is in Poland and known as Gdańsk. He briefly studied at the local Kunstgewerbeschule and later, after he had completed an apprenticeship as a lithographer, at the Technische Lehranstalten Offenbach. Romann worked as freelancer for Klingspor and released a number of typefaces with the foundry. Queen came out one year after the coronation of Elizabeth II, an event that might have inspired its name.
Here it’s used for the name of French singer Régine Crespin, on the cover of a recording of Richard Strauss’s Rosenkavalier issued by Decca in 1964. Fun fact: the meaning of the singer’s first name is “queen”. For digitizations of Queen, see the information on the typeface page.