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It does not look like DeVinne Condensed Outline (I don’t think it exists). I’d rather say it looks like Howland Open.
Agreed! I’ve adjusted the typeface credits. Here’s a sample of Howland Open for comparison. Linotype’s version was simply named “Condensed Outline”.
Yes, the Linotype version was officially called Condensed Outline, and marketed alongside “De Vinne Outline” in their big red catalog. The folks at Stumptown referred to it as “30^53 DeVinne Condensed Outline” when I asked for the detailed type IDs, so it’s possible that’s just how they have it labeled at their shop.
Sorry Nick, I did not mean to be exaggerately nitpicking, it’s just that I am working on digital versions of both and now the forms are beginning to become very familiar… :-)
Yes, they surely made some “mix and match” when marketing, also considered it was seen as a “titling companion” to De Vinne.
And many thanks for the link: the Linotype later outline version of De Vinne is very nice!
No need to apologize, Claudio – nitpicking is good! I’ll look forward to seeing your digital interpretations. Will you merge the underlying concepts from both designs into a cohesive type family, or are you sticking to more literal revivals?
Also, all the thanks for that link should go to David MacMillan who made the scan and posted it to his wonderful and under-appreciated site, Circuitous Root. It’s a treasure trove!
Sorry Nick, I totally skipped this.
No, no merging at all. The most possible literal digital revivals, if I can manage to find enough source material for Howland, which is less easy than De Vinne.
I will try to keep updated the Typedrawers discussion that I started as well.