Letterpress wood type GOTHIC font, wooden letters, printing block alphabet

Letterpress wood type GOTHIC font, wooden letters, printing block alphabet Letterpress wood type GOTHIC font, wooden letters, printing block alphabet
Letterpress wood type GOTHIC font, wooden letters, printing block alphabet
Letterpress wood type GOTHIC font, wooden letters, printing block alphabet
Letterpress wood type GOTHIC font, wooden letters, printing block alphabet
Letterpress wood type GOTHIC font, wooden letters, printing block alphabet
Letterpress wood type GOTHIC font, wooden letters, printing block alphabet
Letterpress wood type GOTHIC font, wooden letters, printing block alphabet
Letterpress wood type GOTHIC font, wooden letters, printing block alphabet
Letterpress wood type GOTHIC font, wooden letters, printing block alphabet

Letterpress wood type GOTHIC font, wooden letters, printing block alphabet
A very rare and exceptional quality wood type font called Johnston, which is the iconic font inv ented, or should the word be designed, for the underground system in London. Gill, Granby and others followed suit with similar fonts of their own. It is’white face’ – the letters are hollowed out and the surround prints, and there are type high spacers in the lot too, plus some really desirable sentence ends. Each piece measures about 27 mm tall. This sale is for all the pieces shown on the third picture. All vintage letterpress woodtype has had a hard working life and is subject to knocks and dents and bumps. Please look closely at the photo to see the condition and to check the distribution of characters. The cost to deliver to your particular country may be lower (or very occasionally higher) than the price quoted. Other letterpress on sale and coming soon. Please look at my other items. Pasted here is the message from one of these helpful people. I think you have to be very careful when describing this fount of wood letter. It is not Edward Johnston’s Underground type and bears no relation to it at all. It is obviously continental and loosely based on Jakob Erbar’s Lucina type, but not a direct copy. Gill and Granby included cameo variants similar in execution, but these are not in the continental style, look particularly at the G and R. It would be a very rare thing indeed, if any of the Underground type surfaced outside of museum holdings. And, furthermore, Johnston never designed an actual cameo variant for the Underground at all. This is not a deliberate attempt to mislead, but genuine lack of knowledge. The item “Letterpress wood type GOTHIC font, wooden letters, printing block alphabet” is in sale since Sunday, October 25, 2015. This item is in the category “Business, Office & Industrial\Printing & Graphic Arts\Letterpresses”. The seller is “d.arcadian” and is located in Leicester. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Letterpress wood type GOTHIC font, wooden letters, printing block alphabet