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.
Old Gothic Bold Italic in use
Chermayeff & Geismar 30th Anniversary Party1990
- Chermayeff & Geismar
- Ivan Chermayeff
Contributed by Stephen Coles