The metal original spans 14 styles, incl. halbfett (bold, 1929), zart (light, 1930), mager (regular) and licht (open, 1931), schmalfett (bold condensed, 1932), fett (heavy, 1933), two italic weights (1935/36), the condensed Memphis-Universal (3 weights, first 2 in 1938) and Memphis-Luna (shadow-only set of caps, 1937). Memphis-Buchschrift (2 weights, 1932) is a version optimized for text sizes. Adopted for the Linotype machine. [Seemann, Reichardt] Lots of alternates, most notably a round-top ‘A’, but also italic swash caps.
Sold by Continental in the US as Girder. Berthold Fototypes also offered a Girder Heavy which is different from their More…
Sold by Continental in the US as Girder. Berthold Fototypes also offered a Girder Heavy which is different from their Memphis Medium in many details, most notably in ‘i/j’ (round dot), ‘f’ (descending), ‘a b d g p q’ (counters not round), ‘h m n t’ (one-sided base serifs), ‘r’ (conventional shoulder), ‘R’ (straight leg), ‘Q’ (like in Stymie/Rockwell). Ludlow’s version was Karnak.
Among the various digital versions, Bitstream’s Geometric Slabserif 703 is the only one to include the Condensed weights.
Night Moves movie poster and promotional artifacts (1975–2005)c. 1975
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Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck, first edition1937
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