Font:Gingerbread Victorian
Post Date:February 18, 2010
Comments:Gingerbread is on page 51 of Victorian Display Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts by Dan X. Solo and also on page 14 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces.

According to Type Historian, Gingerbread was designed by Julius Herriet for the Bruce Foundry of New York in 1878.

From: Character <Char@cters.bold.italic> Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 22:39:31 -0800 Subject: Introducing (RE-Introducing?) GingerbreadVictorian Newsgroups: alt.binaries.fonts I renamed the font from Gingerbread to "GingerbreadVictorian" to prevent technical confusion with other fonts already in digitial existence named "Gingerbread". Thanks to Anna, Poukha, and Ressearcher for their invaluable assistance in getting this done so quickly. Note to Ressearcher - I ended up mostly using Scanfont's traces - while they weren't as elegant, they stayed closer to the original shapes and ornaments. - Character Attachment: GingerbreadVictorian.otf [See font download link below] Attachment: GingerbreadVictorian.ttf
From: Character <Char@cters.bold.italic> Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 11:24:46 -0800 Subject: Gingerbread Victorian, Version 1.1 Newsgroups: alt.binaries.fonts This version incorporates required corrections pointed out by Frogii (repositioning of the '4' and 'g') as well as many corrections to the outlines, including optimization and simplification. These are reflected as smaller file sizes. If there are no further significant glitches, I'll post this version to other newsgroups and free font websites such as Fontspace and daFont. - Character Attachment: [See font download link below]
From: Type Historian <> Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 20:01:50 -0500 Subject: Re: Solo/Dover Mystery - Buffaloo Bill.ttf Newsgroups: alt.binaries.fonts [ of message snipped...] The [DXS-named?] "Gingerbread" font I'm looking for is pictured here: It was designed by Julius Herriet for the Bruce Foundry in 1878. A full specimen is illustrated in DXS's Victorian Display Alphabets|100 Complete Fonts, and [in my dreams!] a digital ver exists Somewhere Out There... Thanks again for the time you spent to respond, Anna [ of message snipped...]
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