Rosewood

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Credits

Designer(s)
Carl Crossgrove, Kim Buker Chansler, Carol Twombly
Foundry(ies)
Adobe Systems
Release Year
1994
Country of Origin
United States

Background

There were many typeface designs based on Clarendon letterforms seen in type catalogs from the 1850s to the 1890s.

Adobe’s Rosewood, released in 1994, is modeled after Clarendon Ornamented first shown by William H. Page in his 1859 Specimens of Wood Type. Page’s chromatic version of Clarendon Ornamented was first shown in the October, 1868 issue of The Chicago Specimen the periodical of the Chicago Type Foundry.

“Chromatic” or multicolored typefaces were first shown as wood type in George Nesbitt’s 1841 Nesbitt’s Fourth Specimen of Machinery Cut Wood Type. The chromatics were created by carefully registering and overprinting two or sometimes three versions of each letter in different colors to produce a flamboyant multicolored appearance. _Rosewood_’s Regular version is designed to overlay the Fill version for two-color printing.

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