‘What Face Wednesday’ No.2

Welcome to the second ‘What Face Wednesday’ metal typeface identification competition! This week I am offering the prize of a handsome letterpress poster (including free International p&p), hand-printed by The Occasional Print Club, of which I am a member. The prize can be viewed here.

As before, answers must be posted on this Blog (as a comment) and the first correct identification of the typeface will be the winner. Sorry, but I will not be able to accept answers submitted via Twitter or email. Good luck!

Congratulations to the (joint) winners of this week’s competition, Sarah Spooner & Jon Gregory, who correctly identified the typeface as Reiner Script. This typeface was designed by Imre Reiner and introduced by the Amsterdam Typefoundry in 1951.

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7 Comments

  1. Damian
    Posted April 29, 2009 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

    As first attempt. Is it Dream Lover Optical?

  2. Posted April 29, 2009 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    Reiner Script?

  3. Stewart
    Posted April 29, 2009 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    Reiner Script Regular

  4. Stewart
    Posted April 29, 2009 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    It’s Reiner Script regular.

  5. Jens Jørgen Hansen, bogtrykker
    Posted April 29, 2009 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    Yes the typeface is REINER SCRIPT designed by Imre Reiner and issued by: N.V. Lettergieterij Amsterdam – Voorheen N. Tetterode, Amsterdam, NL, in 1951.
    From approximately 1970 and until the foundry closed down in 1988 they used the “ta” pin mark – Tetterode Amsterdam. So, your types are relative new and I hope they also are in a god condition.
    Reiner Script is a very beautiful typeface – I wish it was represented in my collection!

    Gott grüß die Kunst
    Jens

    Jens Jørgen Hansen, bogtrykker
    Workshop for Letterpress Printing & Type Studies
    Denmark

  6. Justin Knopp
    Posted April 30, 2009 at 8:00 am | Permalink

    Hi Jens,

    Thank you for adding the additional information relating to Reiner Script – interesting stuff. I only hold Reiner Script in one size (60 point) but it is a strong fount and in good condition.

    One day I hope to add Imre Reiner’s Matura to my collection although I have never seen it offered, for sale, here in the UK.

    Best wishes & congratulations for winning last week’s What Face Wednesday competition!

    Justin

  7. Jens Jørgen Hansen, bogtrykker
    Posted April 30, 2009 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

    Imre Reiners MATURA is a English Monotype face, series number 496, so it should be possible for you to purchase a used font or have one cast, if you can find a foundry there have the mats in stock.

    Gott grüß die Kunst
    Jens

    Jens Jørgen Hansen, bogtrykker
    Workshop for Letterpress Printing & Type Studies
    Denmark

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