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Willem II Cigar Bands Album (1966)

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Apr 28th, 2013. Artwork published in .
    Willem II Cigar Bands Album (1966) 1
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    “The Album consists of 13 pages relating to The Willem II Cigar Company in Holland, showing photographic plates of the factory and its employees and the history of making Cigars. Then a further 56 pages of stuck in Cigar Bands(Rings).” — Antiques Atlas

    I assume the Willem II logo is lettered. The style is similar to Penumbra or Shàngó Gothic.

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    • Futura
    • Times New Roman



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    4 Comments on “Willem II Cigar Bands Album (1966)”

    1. Apr 29th, 2013  6:28 am

      Also close, but no cigar: Caflisch’s Columna.

    2. Kyle Kabel says:
      Feb 12th, 2016  8:16 pm

      Interesting that the left quotation marks on “bands” and “rings” are backwards—is that a mistake, or is it possible those were styled that way intentionally?

    3. Feb 15th, 2016  10:19 am

      While the Dutch typically use ‘single’ or “double” English-style quotes, one can still find the old „low-high” form. The ”backwards” style is rare, but acceptable, according to Friedrich Forssman’s Detailtypografie.

    4. Kyle Kabel says:
      Feb 16th, 2016  3:12 am

      Interesting—thanks, Florian.

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