The Avalanches – Since I Left You album art
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Thanks for this contribution, Noah!
It’s not clear to me where Tasman originated. It’s looks like a – troubled – follower of ITC Busorama or Washington. The face is shown under this name in a 1974 ad by Lettergraphics, in 3 weights. [U&lc Vol. 1 No. 3, p41] Castcraft’s Encyclopedia (1978) shows it as Touche with the same 3 weights and many alternates, and mentions it’s similar to Tasman. The Solotype catalog (1992) has it as Tasmin [sic] in 3 weights. Here’s Tasmin Bold as shown in Dan X. Solo’s Sans-Serif Display Alphabets (1979):
There are a number of (mediocre) digital interpretations including Tango (WSI, 1992) and, with more liberties, Tasmin Ref (David L. Crosby, 2009). The version used here is closer to the former, showing the same spacing issues (see the gap between Y and O), but smoother curves.