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Charles Emil Heyer

Chicago-based punch-cutter, 1841 (Berlin, b. Carl Emil Heyer)-1897 (Chicago). His typefaces have late Victorian and early art nouveau elements:

  • At BBS: Armenian (+Extended) (1879), Calumet (1887), Castle (1888, a clean basic sans), Challenge Lightface (1888), Fair (1893), Fair Open (1891), Grant No. 2 (1892), Heyer, Jewel Script (1888), La Salle (1889), Lakeside Script (1883), Lyric (+Lightface Lyric, 1882; in 1925 renamed to Greeting Card (+Light)), Maltese (+Open) (1878), Mayo, Myrtle Script (1885), Occident (+Shaded) (1881), Opaque, Plate Script, Princess Script (1887), Princeton, Solar (1888), Sylvan Text.
  • At Boston Type Foundry: Bank Note Italic Ornamented (1874 or 1875), Compressed Black (1875), Copperplate Italic (1875), Harlem (+Open, +Shade) (1875), Karnac (1874 [note: not sure this was done at Boston Type Foundry]), Mayence (1875), Nubian (1876), Rococo (1876), Vienna (1875).
  • At Western Type Foundry: Circular Gothic No. 44 (1879). For a revival, see Foundation Sans Number 44 (Henrik Kubel, 2018).
List of patents taken on fonts, by date: 1879: Armenian extended, unnamed art nouveau face, unnamed BBS face. 1880: unnamed BBS face, unnamed BBS face. 1881: blackletter face, unnamed BBS face, unnamed BBS face, unnamed BBS face, unnamed BBS face. 1882: unnamed BBS face, unnamed BBS face, unnamed BBS face, unnamed BBS face. 1883: unnamed BBS face. 1884: unnamed art nouveau face, unnamed art nouveau face, unnamed art nouveau face, unnamed BBS face. 1886: unnamed BBS face, borders. 1887: School Script for BBS, unnamed BBS face, unnamed BBS face. 1888: unnamed BBS face, unnamed BBS face. 1891: ornaments for BBS.

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file name: Charles E Heyer Circular Gothic No44 1879


file name: Charles E Heyer Unnamed 1891


file name: Charles E Heyer Typeface 1888


file name: Charles E Heyer Bank Note 1874 Boston Type Foundry


file name: Charles E Heyer Karnac 1874 Boston Type Foundry







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