Type design, etc.
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Bruce

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•Bruce Bold. 2015/16•

•Bruce Bold. 2015/16•

Bruce bold is a digital reinterpretation of the Italian Antique No.308 face cut by George Bruce’s Son New York Type Foundry around 1880.

While I was waiting at the library waiting for the administrator to come out of a meeting (I wanted to persuade her to let me look at some incunabulum), a very nice librarian lent me a specimen book where I found a page presenting several cuts of this typeface, which I immediately fell in love with and (after being denied access to the incunnabulum) decided to make a revival project out of.

Since all I had was pictures of a specimen (no scans allowed) I decided to not try to be ultra faithful but to instead focus on creating a nice texture and capturing the whimsy and bounce of the design .