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Hunt Brothers [Walter Bernard "Ben" Hunt]

Walter Bernard "Ben" Hunt (b. 1888, Greenfield, WI, d. 1970) was an American artist, outdoor educator and author. His books covered native American arts, woodworking, scouting, pioneering, jewelry making, metalworking, and calligraphy. Quoting wikipedia: Hunt was born in Greenfield, Wisconsin and grew up in a log cabin. He attended Milwaukee's South Division High School, but did not graduate, dropping out to become lithographic engraver at the Bruce Publishing Company. Hunt moved to Hales Corners, Wisconsin with his wife, Laura, in 1920. In 1924, Hunt, along with his father-in-law and brother, Edwin C. Hunt, built a log cabin behind his home. The cabin, a 16x28-foot structure, made of tamarack logs, was the subject of Hunt's first article, How We Built Our Log Cabin. During the late 1930s, Hunt began to study the work of Native American artists. As part of his research, Hunt met with artists and leaders such as Nick Black Elk, Frank Smart (or Chief Gogeoweosh), and James F. "Buck" Burshears. Hunt shared his knowledge of "Indian lore" with Milwaukee's boy scout leaders and, in 1942, Hunt started writing articles for Boy's Life. He became a regular member of its staff, ultimately writing over 1,000 articles. Hunt's work for Boy's Life, led him to serve on the staff of the National Boy Scout Jamboree in 1950, 1953, 1957, and 1960.

Edwin and Ben Hunt published Fifty Alphabets (1931), Lettering of Today (1935, revised in 1941), 60 Alphabets (1935, Bruce Publishing), and 101 Alphabets (1954, 1958). Several digital typefaces resulted from those publications. Grouped by type designer:

  • Pablo Mateu: HFF Hunts Deco (2012). Based on an alphabet designed by the Hunt Brothers in Lettering of Today.
  • Nick Curtis: Moonshine Script NF (2004). A casual connected script patterned based on 60 Alphabets (Hunt Brothers, Bruce Publishing, 1935).
  • Dick Pape created 11 fonts in 2012 that are based on 101 Alphabets, all named HuntBros101Plate followed by a plate number. Plate 02 is a Trajan typeface. Plate 5 is a Trajan face. Plate 6 is an art nouveau face. Plate 7 is a flared caps typeface. Plate 10 is a textured poster typeface. Plate 11 is an ornamental caps face. Plate 13 is a condensed caps face. Plate 14 could be considered as a Mexican vernicular typeface. Plate 18 is an antique italic face. Plate 25 is an upright script. Plate 26 Brush is fifties brush signage at its best. Plate 29 (octagonal), Plate 46 (Celtic), Plate 52 (German expressionist), Plate 54 Blackletter, Plate 56 (Lombardic), Plate 62 (uncial), Plate 63 Script, Plate 65 (Victorian ornamental caps), Plate 66 (Western typeface), Plate 74 (Mexican fiesta font), Plate 68 (Arabic simulation), Plate 71, Plate 76 (architectural lettering), Plate 77 (inline caps) and Plate 83 (stencil face) complete the collection.

Download some typefaces based on the latter publication. Flickr site sith images of 101 Alphabets, courtesy of Diane Zerr. Local download of 101 Alphabets. Download link for Pape's typefaces.

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Extinct 20th century foundries ⦿ Dick Pape's typefaces ⦿ Nick Curtis ⦿ Art Nouveau typefaces ⦿ Typefaces inspired by the Trajan column in Rome ⦿ Mexican simulation typefaces ⦿ Ornamental caps typefaces ⦿ Signage typefaces ⦿ Blackletter fonts ⦿ Ornamental caps typefaces ⦿ Type scene in Wisconsin ⦿ Western fonts ⦿ Stencil fonts ⦿ Architectural lettering/typefaces ⦿ Arabic simulation typefaces ⦿ Victorian typefaces ⦿ Lombardic types ⦿ Uncial typefaces ⦿ Textured typefaces ⦿








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