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Cleveland Type Foundry

Foundry in Cleveland that existed from 1875 until 1892, when it was absorbed by ATF. It was also called H.H. Thorpe Mfg. Co. They published Catalogue and Book of Specimens From the Cleveland Type Foundry. The H.H. Thorp Mfg. Co., 147 St. Clair Street, Cleveland, Ohio (176 pages, 1880), Catalogue and Price List of Type and Material (ATF 1893 Specimen) (1893), and Catalogue and book of specimens of type typefaces and printing material and machinery (1895).

Its original designs include Koster Initials and Litho (a curly Victorian typeface digitally revived by Nick Curtis in 2007 as Cleveland Litho NF; Curtis says that it comes from an 1898 specimen book but that contradicts the ATF date). Another Curtis revival, Yum Yum NF (2008) is said to be based on Mikado from an 1893 Cleveland specimen book. And in 2008, Nick Curtis continued with a revival of the geometric display typeface Morning Glory (1893), and a revival of Oxford called Really Big Shoe NF (2009). One of CTF's most famous typefaces is the faux-Chinese font Chinese (1883, later called Mandarin). In 2010, Nick Curtis redid Geometric, a typewriter style face, and called it Linndale Square NF.

In 2013, the Victorian capitals typeface Oxford No. 2 (from the 1893 catalog) provided the inspiration for the digital typeface MFC Damask (Brian J. Bonislawsky and Jim Lyles, Monogram Fonts Co). MFC Damask Flourish (2013) is a floriated caps typeface from the same source.

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file name: Nick Curtis Really Big Shoe N F 2009 after Cleveland Type Foundry Oxford


file name: Nick Curtis Really Big Shoe N F 2009 after James Ronaldson Oxford


file name: Cleveland Type Foundry Mandarin


file name: Nick Curtis Linndale Square N F 2010 after Cleveland Type Foundry Geometric 1885


file name: Brian J Bonislawsky Jim Lyles M F C Damask 2013 after Cleveland Type Foundry Oxford No2 1893


file name: Brian J Bonislawsky Jim Lyles M F C Damask 2013 after Cleveland Type Foundry Oxford No2 1893b


file name: Brian J Bonislawsky Jim Lyles M F C Damask Flourish 2013 after Cleveland Type Foundry Oxford No2 1893







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