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John F. Cumming

Massachusetts-based punchcutter, b. 1852, Harrisville, PA.

  • Typefaces at the Boston Type Foundry: Albino (1882), Autograph Script (1884), Bank Note Roman and Italic (1870), Banner (< 1883), Binner Gothic (< 1898), Century (1884), Cheque (1882), Clark Script (1884), Copley (1886), Dresden (1882), Duerer (1889), Facade (1892), Kismet (1879, the ultimate Victorian typeface), London (< 1885), Lubeck (1884), Magnolia Script (1884), Morris, Munich (1882), Record (1881), Rubens (1884), Skinner Script (1885), Soudan (1884), Syrian, Weimar (1886).
  • Typefaces at the Dickinson Type Foundry (also in Boston): Algonquin and Algonquin Ornamented (1888), Caxton Title, Colonial (1887), Elandkay (1892), Florentine Old Script (1884), French Cursive, Globe. Gothic Script (1891), Gothic Slope, Grady (< 1891), Howland (1892), Jagged Series (1881), Karnac (1884, Victorian), Masonic Text (1890), Mother Hubbard (1885), Outing Series (1888, revived by Nick Curtis as Pique-Nique NF in 2014), Quaint (1888), Renaissant (1880, a Victorian typeface revived in 2014 by Nick Curtis as Renaissant NF), Satanick (1897), Skjald (1890), Stenograf (1890), Vertical Script (1897), Virile (1890), Visible Speech.
  • Typefaces at the Hansen Type Foundry: Viking Old Style No. 3 (1899).

Comment by Mac McGrew on Howland: Howland was introduced by Dickinson in 1892 as a "companion series to DeVinne." The same design was called DeVinne Condensed (No.3) by Keystone Type Foundry, but differs from the De Vinne Condensed issued by other sources. Howland Open followed in 1894; it was copied by Linotype as Condensed Outline and suggested through the 1940s as a display typeface for classified advertising pages which banned bold types. Compare DeVinne Condensed, MacFarland Condensed.

Some digitizations exist: the nice fat pre-art deco typeface Binner is offered by Linotype, Elsner & Flake (as Binner EF), and Monotype (as Binner Poster MT). Kismet was digitized by Richard Beatty as Spiral. Viking Old Style No. 3 was revived in Ingvaeonic-Oldestyle (2007, Nick Curtis)). Howland was revived by Elizabeth Carey Smith as Howland New.

Jenson Oldstyle No. 2 (1893) was designed by J.W. Phinney and cut by John F. Cumming.

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file name: John F Cumming Pic


file name: Nick Curtis Ingvaeonic Oldestyle N F 2007 after H C Hansen Viking Oldstyle 1909


file name: John F Cummings Karnac 1884 Dickinson Foundry


file name: Steve Matteson Josh Hadley Binner Gothic


file name: John F Cumming Binner E F 1898


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file name: John F Cumming Kismet Pro 1879


file name: John Cumming Kismet 1879 Poster by Valerie Bourbonnais 2014


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file name: Elizabeth Carey Smith Howland New


file name: Nick Curtis Renaissant N F 2014 after John F Cumming Renaissant 1880


file name: Nick Curtis Pique Nique N F 2014 after John F Cumming A T F Outing 1888


file name: Nick Curtis Pique Nique N F 2014 after John F Cumming A T F Outing 1888b


file name: J W Phinney John F Cumming Jenson Oldstyle No2 1893


file name: J W Phinney John F Cumming Jenson Oldstyle No2 1893b







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