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American Printing History Association Membership Meeting 2019 invitation

Contributed by Matt Kelsey on Dec 28th, 2020. Artwork published in
December 2019
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    American Printing History Association Membership Meeting 2019 invitation 1
    Photo: Matt Kelsey. License: CC BY-NC-SA.

    Letterpress-printed announcement handset in metal Monotype Goudy Light, also referred to as Goudy Light Old Style, and Fargo.

    According to McGrew, Fargo originated with the Dickinson Foundry in Boston about 1850. It was revived by Typefounders of Phoenix in a 14 point size probably in the 1950s. This was typically done by electroforming copper matrices from extant metal type letters. The sample of Fargo in McGrew is rather overinked in comparison to this example.

    Detail from the invitation.
    Photo: Matt Kelsey. License: CC BY-NC-SA.

    Detail from the invitation.

    Fargo sample from a catalog by the Los Angeles Type Founders.
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    Fargo sample from a catalog by the Los Angeles Type Founders.

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    • Fargo
    • Goudy Light Old Style

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    2 Comments on “American Printing History Association Membership Meeting 2019 invitation”

    1. Don’t miss the accompanying post contributed by Matt. It’s about the 1962 invoice for the 14 point Fargo font from which this invitation was printed.

    2. And while you’re at it, check out Matt’s recent letterpress project. A Printer’s Garden of Ornament is a book with a compilation of typographic flowers, flourishes and fleurons, printed in a limited edition of 100 copies from handset metal type ornaments at his Camino Press.

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