Amsterdam’s mid-20th-century take on Johannes John’s Fette Kursiv-Grotesk that was originally released by Hamburg foundry J. John Söhne in 1892. [Bauer, Typo NZ] It was issued soon after by Caslon/Stephenson Blake (as Doric Italic No. 1), by ATF (as Doric Italic), and by Fonderie Typographique Française (as Washington) [Jaspert].
Among these names, Old Gothic Bold Italic is the most commonly seen in modern work because it was widely distributed in both metal and film.
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Chermayeff & Geismar 30th Anniversary Party1990
- Chermayeff & Geismar
- Ivan Chermayeff
Contributed by Stephen Coles