Early 1970s Letraset typeface of unclear origin. Appears in the Solotype catalog as Zorba (alongside Zorba Half Solid top, where only the upper half is solid) and in Phil’s Photo catalog as Bazaar. Bulldog offers a digital version of Blanchard Solid and Half Solid.
Alfereta (c.1894) is a related backslanted design with — higher — reversed contrast.
Blanchard Solid in use
Graphic Design. Time and Money-Saving Tricks of the Trade by Tony Hinwood, Drake 19731973
Contributed by Florian Hardwig