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Cast It 3

Contributed by CAST on Dec 27th, 2020. Artwork published in
December 2019
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    The cover provides a table of contents, with an outlined letter a from each of the 16 featured typefaces.
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    The cover provides a table of contents, with an outlined letter a from each of the 16 featured typefaces.

    CAST Foundry loves to spread the typographic word. This is why we have partnered with the independent Italian publishing house Lazy Dog Press to produce Cast It, a periodical publication that discusses the history and culture of type together with CAST’s digital fonts. Half magazine, half specimen.

    Cast It #3, “Der Schriftgiesser” (“The typefounder”, by Johann Samuel Halle) is a description of typefounding included in Werkstäte der heutigen Künste oder die neue Kunsthistorie – a virtually encyclopedic series concerning crafts originally published in Leipzig between 1761 and 1779.

    Thanks to Dan Reynolds, we now have Halle’s text for the first time in English. His translation comes with a foreword (also by Reynolds) which is also the only commentary on its contents ever published in any language.

    The fonts used for the title page are, from top to bottom: , Rialto dF (“An Essay”),  Italic,  (“Typefounding”),  Italic, , Saffran (“Werkstäte …”), ,  Italic (“Werkstäte”), ,  Italic,  (“Dan Reynolds”),  Italic, , and .
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    The fonts used for the title page are, from top to bottom: Macho Modular, Rialto dF (“An Essay”), Voland Serif Italic, Sempione Grotesk (“Typefounding”), Capraia Italic, Sole Sans, Saffran (“Werkstäte …”), Dic Sans, Valnera Italic (“Werkstäte”), Neon Nbl, Arzachel Italic, Voland Serif (“Dan Reynolds”), Valnera Italic, Macho Moustache, and Rialto dF.

    The opening page of the essay is set in  and a type weight gradient from .
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    The opening page of the essay is set in Valnera Monster and a type weight gradient from Arkit.

    Spread with Zenon, Gramma (left), and various styles from Neon Nbl (right).
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    Spread with Zenon, Gramma (left), and various styles from Neon Nbl (right).

    Spread with cross-page text set in Macho Moustache.
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    Spread with cross-page text set in Macho Moustache.

    Detail.
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    Detail.

     and .
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    English translation with two-column text set in , , , , , and .
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    English translation with two-column text set in Capraia, Gramma, Rialto dF, Divenire, Fulmar, and Arkit.

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