Reference Guide of Display Typefaces

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

The day before the end of the year reveals another gift outside my door. (Technically half inside an open garage door while the weather circled between drizzle and rain.)

Hidden in a dusty box and set aside on a trash pile was a 400+ page catalog of type samples from Linographics.

A friend texted a snapshot a while back and I couldn’t reply fast enough, “That’s gold. Let us photograph it!”

And on this day he dropped it off.

This is exactly sort of thing that could put a halt to this photoblog for months. Naturally I want to pore over every page and figure out best how to preserve it.

Steven Coles captured some of the unique pages from this specimen.

There are actually lots on Flickr.

It’s going to take some time, but I will share more of this tome.