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Stamp on the occasion of 100 years of international meteorological cooperation

Contributed by Jelle Koper on Dec 23rd, 2020. Artwork published in .
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    In September 1973, it was 100 years ago that the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), a nongovernmental organization was founded as a forum for exchanging weather data and research. It was the reason for the Dutch postal service PTT to issue a stamp about the WMO.

    “Nederland 50c” is set in what looks like Amsterdamer Garamont Italic. Designer Jan Boterman picked Univers for the numbers, and the rotated type on the right hand side.

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    4 Comments on “Stamp on the occasion of 100 years of international meteorological cooperation”

    1. The Garamond used here could be either the version by American Type Founders (ATF), or the one with a misspelled surname – Garamont – by the Dutch foundry with the same initials: Amsterdam Type Foundry. Below the character set of Amsterdamer Garamont in a Tetterode catalogue from ca. 1969, corps 72. Here, the typeface family is simply named “Garamont”. For reasons of proximity and availability I have assumed this postage stamp uses the Amsterdam Foundry Version.

    2. Strictly speaking, Garamond with d is the misspelled version, and Garamont the original spelling. James Mosley has published an extensive post about this question on his blog.

    3. Thank you! That’s excellent stuff for reading on the holidays.

    4. In line with ATF and ATF, and Garamont and Garamond, the last confusion is the reference to the punchcutter Claude Garamond/Garamont: as I understand, this type of Garamond is modeled after type cut by Jean Jannon, which was misattributed to Garamond/t.

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