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The Pineapple Top Growers Handbook

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Oct 25th, 2018. Artwork published in .
    The Pineapple Top Growers Handbook 1
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Nick Sherman. License: CC BY-NC-SA.

    In the phototype era, film font makers went bonkers with “flair” variations, appending swashes and hyper-extended glyphs to classic typefaces without discretion. Do these mutant growths work better with a scripty ball-terminaled display face like Allegro? I’ll let you be the judge, but it sure makes me want to grow some pineapple plants!

    The Pineapple Top Growers Handbook 3
    Source: http://rover.ebay.com Image: Popularpulp. License: All Rights Reserved.
    The Pineapple Top Growers Handbook 4
    Source: http://rover.ebay.com Image: Popularpulp. License: All Rights Reserved.

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    4 Comments on “The Pineapple Top Growers Handbook

    1. Oct 25th, 2018  11:48 am

      Here’s the glyph set of Allegro Flair (or Flare) in all its disputable glory:

      Reproduced from Modern Display Alphabets. 100 Complete Fonts selected and arranged by Paul E. Kennedy from the Franklin Photolettering Catalogue, Dover Publications Inc., 1974.

    2. Oct 25th, 2018  5:41 pm

      Wow! We were just talking about this, Florian! Crazy a use came up! Did you get the book?!

    3. Oct 26th, 2018  10:38 am

      Yes, a happy coincidence! Turned out that book was sitting on one of my studiomate’s shelves.

    4. Nov 22nd, 2018  6:50 am

      I put all the Franklin Photolettering flares from the Paul E. Kennedy book, here.

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