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Frederick Lambert

American designer of LetterForm No. 2 (1953, see "Letter Forms: 110 Complete Alphabets", Dover, 1972), and Annlie (1966, Letraset, and later ITC), a strong black didone typeface with beautiful numerals.

His Compacta family (Letraset, 1963) is a super-condensed heavy sans-serif family with few uses outside phone directories, ads for airplanes, and masculine newspapers. The last two fonts are now in the Linotype library, and by innovative trickery, in the Bitstream collection since 1990 (where the font took on a life as Swiss 930 and as Compacta Bold BT).

Compacta in use on the cover of The Sexual Fetish (1965).

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file name: Fred Lambert Annlie 1963


file name: Fred Lambert Annlie 1963b


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file name: Fred Lambert Compacta 1963


file name: Fred Lambert Compacta 1963c


file name: Fred Lambert Compacta 1963c


file name: Bitstream Compacta Bold B T Swiss930 1990 1993


file name: Fred Lambert Compacta Book Cover of thesexualfetish 1965







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