Designed by Joseph Blumenthal, hand-cut by Louis Hoell, and cast by the Bauer foundry in 1930. This version named Spiral was exclusive to Blumenthal’s Spiral Press. Renamed Emerson when the Monotype Corporation in London recut it under Stanley Morison’s direction in 1935 and issued it in roman and italic styles. [McGrew, Nonpareil Type] The name is derived from its first appearance in an edition of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay Nature. [Typocurious]
Digital interpretations made by Jerry Kelly (Nonpareil Type, c. 2007, in two sizes with italics and small caps), Ben Mitchell (2014–, unreleased), Ari Rafaeli (as Spiral, ARTypes, 2014, with italic and small caps).
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