The precise origin of this design is unclear, but Linotype credits Tetterode, ca. 1820. Tetterode’s successor, Lettergieterij Amsterdam, released Walter H. McKay’s Egyptienne schmalfett and breitfett (Bold Condensed and Extended) in 1955. [Reichardt] This Amsterdam revival was popular in the 1960s–70s and was later digitized by Linotype and others.
Egyptienne in use
ANTICIPACION sci-fi book series1970
- Estudio de Diseño Gráfico Jordi Olivé Milá
Contributed by Nick Sherman