K22 Monastic by Toto
Font:K22 Monastic
Post Date:March 27, 2010
Comments:Monastic is on page 72 of Victorian Display Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts by Dan X. Solo and also on page 13 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces.

From: "22" <toto@to.to> Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2010 05:07:16 +0800 Subject: Monastic (based on Poukha scan) Newsgroups: alt.binaries.fonts K22 Monastic is based on Monastic from Victorian Display Alphabets. Download the font at http://www.fontspace.com/toto/k22-monastic [See font download link below] Alphabets and punctuations from Poukha's Monastic scan. Some numerals from MSJ 1892 specimen book. The rest of the numerals and some cyrillics from Claude's images. Alternate characters for small caps A, M and R can be accessed using the [, ] and { characters repectively. The characters in the last row in the attached image are not in Poukha's scan. Documentation/credits are in the font's description field. Thank you, Poukha. Merci, Claude. Toto Attachment: k22-monastic.jpg K22 Monastic

From: Character <Char@cters.bold.italic> Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2010 16:18:20 -0700 Subject: Re: Monastic (based on Poukha scan) II Newsgroups: alt.binaries.fonts I just noticed that you've omitted mention of Monastic appearing on page 13 of the . This is the place that people are more likely to encounter it. - Ch. [....quoted text snipped....]

From: Type Historian <> Date: Fri, 05 Mar 2010 05:00:08 -0500 Subject: Re: Attn.Anna: exemple de Monastic (jpg) Newsgroups: alt.binaries.fonts On Thu, 04 Mar 2010 20:14:23 -0600, claude <claudeserieux©gmail.com> wrote: >page 13 Dan X Solo > Yes, this specimen matches Solo's: Solotype Catalog 13 Victorian Display Alphabets 72 I have never seen a digital version with the "swash" caps, and I'd love to have one! If you intend to digitize it, please let me know whether I should scan it. ____ There are several 19th-C fonts called "Monastic." Most are light-face latins with small caps for LC: http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/scriptorium/chambord/ The one in your jpeg was released by Caslon c1865--he called it "Venetian" or "Ancient" [Gray 189]. Calson [c1864] offerred a different font he called "Monastic" [Gray 203]--a tuscan also digitized by Nalle: http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/scriptorium/primer/ Besides a Caslon Venetian/Ancient look-alike named Monastic, MS&J showed Monastic No 3 with extra flourishes in the swash caps and alternate SC/LC letterforms. MS&J also sold a Monastic Condensed that matches these specimens [no swash caps]: Solotype Catalog 20 Decorative Condensed Alphabets 61 Anna

From: Type Historian <> Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2010 07:11:46 -0500 Subject: Is Monastic French? - More Monastics.zip (0/1) Newsgroups: alt.binaries.fonts Something is "fishy" about Monastic... This is not unusual--it still happens every day: font names are changed for good and not-so-good reasons. According to Gray, Caslon offerred a light-face *tuscan* named Monastic c1864. She dates Caslon's light-face *latin* that US founders called Monastic as c1865. A few hours ago, I found a matching specimen named Monastic in Boston TF's catalog of 1860 [attached zip]. It is unlikely that Caslon originated this face in or before 1860 because Gray would have recorded the earliest date--she examined every specimen available at St Brides plus private collections in London during the late 1930s. The Boston specimen is only about 1/4 page, no patent is cited and no special attention is called to it. So I conclude that Boston TF was a distributor of Monastic. As of 1907, Farmer and Bruce TFs also offerred matching Monastics [attached zip]. Just as I was thinking it may be French, I found this--as usual, while looking for something else: Kelly [p 202] illustrates a matching un-named specimen captioned, "a French invention of the 1860's which was revived and extended in America during the period between 1880 and 1885." This explanation seems right to me. Do you have access to 19th-C French specimens that verify what Kelly wrote? If so, would you be kind enough to let me know what you find? Many thanks, Anna [....quoted text snipped....]
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