In the late 1800s, John F. Cumming cut several display typefaces in the same genre: square, condensed, with descending swashes and ornamental terminals. Rubens appears to be the earliest of these designs, released sometime between 1881–84.
Photo-Lettering’s version spans 3 weights, 3 widths, 2 opens and a Rubens Antique with rough contours. Their Rubens 10 is actually based on the heavier Othello (Central Type Foundry, c.1884–92).
Know Your Toes (and other things to know)1963
- Walter Einsel
- Naiad Einsel
Contributed by Stephen Coles