Welcome to the third ‘What Face Wednesday’ metal typeface identification competition! This week I am offering the prize of a pastiche Victorian letterpress poster (including free International p&p), hand-typeset and printed by myself on a mid-nineteenth century Columbian handpress. The prize can be viewed here.
This week I need you to correctly identify the typeface name, designer and the event for which it was designed. Answers must be posted on this Blog (as a comment) and the first person to answer all three questions correctly 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 (seconds apart!) of this week’s competition, Mark McKellier & Simon Lewin, who both correctly answered all three questions. The typeface is Festival (or Festival Titling) and was designed by Phillip Boydell to commemorate the Festival of Britain in 1951. It was introduced by The Monotype Corporation in that same year.