Wagner Script

Credits

Designer(s)
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Foundry(ies)
Canada Type
Release Year
2011
Country of Origin
Canada
Classification
Script, English Roundhand
Original Format
Metal (Foundry)
Distributor(s)
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Tags
metal, script

Background

This gem of a script was what metal era typographers called a “continental face”, which essentially meant an old, most likely uncredited, metal face that was common to many European foundries. This particular one ran the rounds in the first half of the twentieth century under the names Donatello, Aigrette, Troubadour, Hertha, and Gracia. A little research reveals its true origin to be circa 1926 at the Wagner & Schmidt foundry in Leipzig, where it was a bold script named Troubadour. A cut that was much lighter, more elegant, and much more suitable for larger display applications was made by the Amsterdam Lettergieterij in the late 1930s, under the name Gracia. Gracia was a common sight on perfume bottles, wine labels, chocolate boxes, and book covers in Europe for about four decades. Like many treasures of its kind, it seems to have never been considered for digital retooling until now.

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Last edited by Dave Dawson on April 1, 2011, 07:24am EST

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