In 1919 Oswald Cooper designed his eponymous typeface for BB&S: an informal roman with soft serifs. But it was the hugely successful Black weight, following two years later, that blazed the trail for extra bold advertising type in America.
Bitstream’s digitization offers a variation without angled bottom serifs on ‘p’ and ‘q’.
Cooper Black in use
Cheers Logo and Opening Titles1982
- Jim Castle
- Bruce Bryant
Contributed by Stephen Coles