Cosmopolitan

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2013
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1890s, display, script, wood

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Cosmopolitan is a script face that knows how to hold its own. Big and bold, but not afraid of a flourish, it’s the typographic equivalent of getting old gramps to whittle you a doily with his penknife. And it’s everything you hoped it would be.

Cosmopolitan was first cut by Morgans & Wilcox Manufacturing Co. in the 1890s.

The font includes two weights: regular and distressed. The regular weight is a clean, precise redraw which captures the contours of the original wood type. The distressed weight is a rendering of the textures of the letterpress proof itself, warts and all.

WTR Cosmopolitan was drawn from 9.5-line (114 point) wood type. It is a display face, and is best used at larger sizes.

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Last edited by Dave Dawson on February 16, 2013, 12:02pm EST

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