Dr Sugiyama

Credits

Designer(s)
Alejandro Paul
Foundry(ies)
Sudtipos
Release Year
2011
Country of Origin
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Classification
Script, Handwriting
Original Format
Digital
Distributor(s)
Sudtipos
Tags
handwriting, script

Background

The Charles Bluemlein Script Collection is an intriguing reminder of the heady days of hand lettering and calligraphy in the United States. From the early 1930s through World War II, there were about 200 professional hand letterers working in New York City alone. This occupation saw its demise with the advent of photo lettering, and after digital typography, became virtually extinct. The odd way in which the Bluemlein scripts were assembled and created – by collecting different signatures and then building complete alphabets from them – is a fascinating calligraphic adventure. Because the set of constructed designs looked nothing like the original signatures, fictitious names were assigned to the new script typefaces. The typeface styles were then showcased in Higgins Ink catalogs.

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