‘What Face Wednesday’ No.8

Welcome to the eighth ‘What Face Wednesday’ metal typeface identification competition! This week’s prize is a choice of any two hand-printed letterpress greeting cards (including free International p&p) from the selection on my Typoretum website.

All correct answers will be placed in a hat and one winner will be randomly drawn. To enter the prize draw, all you need to do is identify the typeface shown below and email your answer to me. Please note: I am looking for the original typefounders’ name for this metal typeface, not any subsequent digital version of the same or similar typeface.

Answers must be received by 6 o’clock (GMT) on Wednesday 10th June. Good luck!

Congratulations to the winner of this week’s competition, Catherine Dixon, who correctly identified the typeface as Thorne Shaded. This typeface was one of the earliest three-dimensional letters and dates from around 1810. It was first shown in a specimen book of William Thorowgood (successor to the English typefounder Robert Thorne) in 1820 and was re-issued in 1936 by the Sheffield typefounders’ Stephenson & Blake.



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