K22 Angular Text based on Angular Text designed by Herman Ihlenburg for MacKellar, Smiths & Jordan in 1884
Font:K22 Angular Text
Post Date:June 27, 2012
Comments:Angular Text is on page 6 of Decorative Display Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts by Dan X. Solo and also on page 13 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces as Ambelyn.

From: "Toto" <toto@to.to> Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2012 00:24:22 +0800 Subject: Introducing Angular Text Newsgroups: alt.binaries.fonts Here's an old font that's not been digitized... in memory of Dan X. Solo... if not for him many fonts would have been lost forever. Angular Text was designed by Herman Ihlenburg in 1884 for MacKellar, Smiths & Jordan. The font was included in Dan X. Solo's Decorative Display Alphabets (Dover Publications, 1990) and . The font has two end ornaments, actually only one ornament but positioned differently, located in the: + right bracket ("]") for letters b, c, e, o, p, s, v and w + left bracket ("[") for the rest of the lowercase (except for "r" and "t"), and can also be used for all uppercase Both ornaments are off-centered for letters "r" and "t" so I included a terminal "r" in the left brace ("{") and a terminal "t" in the right brace ("}") with a properly aligned ornament. K22 Angular Text is not an exact digitization but is my interpretation of the design. I did not faithfully follow what was in the published character set. The font is based on the character set as published in the Solo book. The font's alignment and end ornament are based on MSJ specimen books. Many thanks to Stylus for providing the info on the proper alignment of the font. If not for Stylus, this font would have looked different. :) - Toto http://abfonts.freehostia.com http://www.fontspace.com/toto http://freefonts.fateback.com/toto http://www.dafont.com/toto.d3205 Attachment: 22angletxt.rar [See font download link below] Attachment: k22-angular-text.jpg K22 Angular Text character set
From: Stylus <stylus@moonbasealphabet.comma> Date: Sun, 27 May 2012 17:50:25 -0400 Subject: Re: NEW Castcraft OptiFonts Newsgroups: alt.binaries.fonts On Mon, 28 May 2012 00:16:31 +0800, "Toto" <toto@to.to> wrote: > >"Stylus" <stylus@moonbasealphabet.comma> wrote in message >news:4nt3s7dsuvi9rlkvmn4c32u7p4ufhsibdb@4ax.com... >> >> p.s. Have you thought of an appropriate commemorative font for Dan X. >> Solo? His collector's taste was incredibly wide ranging. From reading >> his notes I find it difficult to decide which styles had particular >> appeal to him. >> >> --stylus >> >> >> >> I hope > >I am doing Angular Text by Ihlenburg from psge 6 of Solo's Decorative >Display and .page 13 (Victorian) of the Solotype Catalog. I picked it >because it is still a blank in the Solopedia and it looks easy to do. Since >I already started doing this, I will finish this even if it turns out that >someone has already done it. > >- Toto > The height of font fashion in 1884! An exxcellent choice, for the reasons you state, plus AFAIK Ihlenburg was the most prolific of the 19th century font designers and Dan X. Solo bought many Ihlenburg fonts. Attached is the patent image -- poorer quality than the image in the Solo Decorative Display Alphabets, but useful as a check for any missing or changed parts -- plus Ihlenburg' patent claim; which although filtered though legalese, provides an interesting insight into what Ihlenburg was trying to do in designing Angular text. --stylus Attachment: D15425_18840923Ihlenburg_AngularText.jpg Angular Text patent character set Attachment: D15425_18840923Ihlenburg_AngularText2.jpg Angular Text patent application

From: Stylus <stylus@moonbasealphabet.comma> Date: Sun, 27 May 2012 19:06:43 -0400 Subject: Re: NEW Castcraft OptiFonts Newsgroups: alt.binaries.fonts [....quoted text snipped....] May be of some help as a supplement to the Solo image. --stylus Attachment: 313p377AngularTextMSJ1892@UCal.gif Angular Text showing in the 1892 MSJ specimen book

From: Stylus <stylus@moonbasealphabet.comma> Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 15:09:57 -0400 Subject: Re: NEW Castcraft OptiFonts Newsgroups: alt.binaries.fonts On Mon, 28 May 2012 20:52:10 +0800, "Toto" <toto@to.to> wrote: > >"Stylus" <stylus@moonbasealphabet.comma> wrote in message >news:qpc5s79q3m4bsklg7u7arv1sbustdonapv@4ax.com... >> On Mon, 28 May 2012 00:16:31 +0800, "Toto" <toto@to.to> wrote: [cut] >Thanks for this image from MSJ. I am relying on the specimen from Decorative >Display and the LCs are aligned differently. I would have aligned it that >way too but changed it to resemble the MSJ alignment. The Solotype Catalog >also akugned it simitlar to MSJ but did not notice it then. > >Do you happen to have a sample of how the numerals are aligned? I will align >them to the UCs if I can't find one. > >- Toto > > The MSJ 1892 from UCal was failrly clear but lacked numerals. Numerals are included in the online MSJ 1885 from Cornell, attached, but it is a poor quality scan compared to UCal. Also the numerals are shown only for the pica size. However, the image may be adequate to do an alignment comparison for the numerals. See the attached image "NumeralAlignX3..." in which 6 and 7 are pasted in the word "Monumental." My quick check shows the numerals have a height of about 135% of the lower case [96 pixels / 71 pixels]. The UC is much larger. --stylus Attachment: 586p515AngularTextMSJ1885@Cornell.gif Angular Text showing in the 1885 MSJ specimen book Attachment: NumeralAlignX3DetailAngularTextMSJ1885@Cornell.jpg Alignment of Angular Text numerals
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