Farbdruckprägepresse Phönix PF ad by Schelter & Giesecke
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Letterpress printer Jens Jørgen Hansen shows a booklet with instructions for a Phönix high-speed galley press from 1902. The title on the cover appears to be lettering related to Murillo/Aldo Manutio:
See also this later ad for another Phönix press from 1924:
Wow, such a cool type combination! Murillo packs a punch, and the fragility of Romanisch contrasts nicely.
I had no idea Romanisch features such a quirky ampersand! It reminds me of a penguin or small bird.
I can see the (beakless) bird now. What I saw first was a corpulent man slipping, getting his legs in a tangle … wheeeeeee!