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Typographia·1, The Adagio Press

Contributed by Matt Kelsey on Mar 27th, 2021. Artwork published in .
    Typographia·1, The Adagio Press 1
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    Typographia·1, created, designed, and letterpress printed by Leonard F. Bahr in 1976 at the Adagio Press, Harper Woods, Michigan, using handset metal type, notably Pascal, Palatino, and Jaguar, as shown here. Published as a sewn booklet of 28 text pages plus cover. There was a follow-up publication, Typographia·2. The private press work of Leonard F. Bahr was commemorated in an exhibition at the University of Michigan Library in 1993, together with the publication of Adagio: A Checklist, edited by Wesley B. Tanner and Erik C. Alstrom, with a preface by Paul Hayden Duensing.

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    The colophon is set in  Italic and .
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    The colophon is set in Century Catalogue Italic and Century Oldstyle.

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    • Pascal
    • Palatino
    • Jaguar
    • Century Oldstyle
    • Century Catalogue

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