Classified News (Composer ball CN-x-x) and a Large Elite 72 munk June 9, 2015 From the Desk of Reverend Munk, Typewriter Typestyles/Fonts, Typewriters In The Corral 6 Comments
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I kind of like that misaligned bold typing. I can imagine it being used in some advertising of the ’70s.
That huge font in cattywampus mode is the best – such a nice fun-loving, summertime vibe.
It’s very close to what we used to call “Adsans” in the 60s and 70s, primarily for stop press type in about 4 3/4 point. I see it described as “A humanist sanserif shaped in 1959 for efficient use as a text face for newspaper classified ads by Walter Tracy at Linotype & Machinery.”
Oh dear Ted, I’m sorry if you had inappropriate traffic. There have been two, maybe three occasions when I have been asked about selectrics and I pointed folks to your site. I hope they searched and found rather than badgered you though. Meanwhile, the compositing’s coming along nicely!
Hope this is of some help: Lettera 22 – Glascow made: serial no. S718960.
Typeface example here: http://nathanguitars.com/2012/04/19/italian-food-design/
It would be very nice to have it digitized