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2001. Designed with Miko McGinty and Cyrus Highsmith. Commissioned by Red Herring.
Designed at Font Bureau.

Around 1816, William Caslon IV printed the first know specimen of a sans serif typeface: W CASLON JUNR LETTERFOUNDER. A complete set of matrices for captials exists in the archives of Stephenson Blake, and Miko McGinty revived these as a project in Tobias Frere-Jones's type design class at Yale. In 1998, Cyrus Highsmith refined Miko's version, giving it a more complete character set for Red Herring magazine. In 2001, they came back for a lowercase and 3 additional weights. I looked at Clarendon and British vernacular lettering (mainly from signs) for inspiration, and came up with a lowercase that does not even pretend to be an accurate or failthful revival, and has turned out to be very polarizing - people either love it or hate it. Now that I have learned a bit more about English typography (with a lot of helpful guidance from Paul Barnes), I realize that I completely misunderstood the sources I worked from, and I now consider the lowercase an interesting failure.

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