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Wood Type Revival [Matt Braun]

Foundry specializing in digital versions of old wood type. Set up in 2011 by Matt Griffin, all font licenses refer to Bearded, which has offices in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Montpelier, Vermont. Matt Griffin is a designer and co-founder of Bearded, and teaches in the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University. He also has a great love for letterpress printing, which he acquired while attending Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, where he received a BFA in Graphic Design. Bearded writes: Matt Braun and Matt Griffin wanted to collect lost and forgotten old wood type from the 1800s and revive those typefaces as digital fonts for modern designers. Matt Braun is a senior designer at Bearded and letterpress printer. They first operated Rare Letterpress Wood Type as a kickstarter. After some time, they started the foundry Wood Type Revival.

Their typefaces include

  • Concave Tuscan (2015). Concave Tuscan was first shown as wood type under the name Gothic Tuscan by William H. Page in James Conner's Sons Typographic Messenger (1866). Almost all the major manufacturers of the 19th century offered a version of Gothic Tuscan.
  • Cosmopolitan (2016).
  • Delittle Chromatic (2016). DeLittle Chromatic was issued by DeLittle of York around the turn of the century under the name No. 56/54.
  • WTR Fat Boy (2011). Fatboy is derived from a widespread (no pun intended) typeface of the 19th century, commonly known as Antique Extended. It was first seen in print as wood type in 1838 in George Nesbitt's First Premium Wood Types Cut by Machinery.
  • WTR French Clarendon Ornamented (2011). The original design for French Clarendon Ornamented first appeared in print in the catalogs of the type manufacturer Young&Morgans (who was later purchased by Morgans&Wilcox Mfg Co) between 1876-1880. M&W was later purchased by Hamilton Mfg Co in 1897. Hamilton then offered this typeface under the name No 3026.
  • French Octagon (2011). French Octagon was first shown by Morgans & Wilcox Manufacturing Co. in their 1884 Condensed Specimen Book of Wood Type.
  • Grecian Light Face (2016). This revives Light Face Grecian by David Knox & Co. in 1858.
  • WTR Gothic Open Shaded (2011). Gothic Open Shaded was first seen in George Nesbitt's First Premium Wood Types, Cut by Machinery (1838). This cut of Gothic Open Shaded most closely matches a design first cut by Young&Morgans between 1876-1880. Once Morgans&Wilcox was acquired by Hamilton Manufacturing Co. (1897), they listed the typeface as No. 3238.
  • WTR Gothic Outline (2016).
  • WTR Roycroft (2011). The arts and crafts typeface Roycroft was originally created by Miller & Richard under the name Teutonic and is shown in their 1909 catalog. It is a hand-carved typeface.
  • Planned is Grecian Light Face.
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file name: Matt Braun Concave Tuscan 2015


file name: Matt Braun Concave Tuscan 2015b


file name: Wood Type Revival Cosmopolitan 2016 after Morgans Wilcox 1890s


file name: Wood Type Revival Cosmopolitan 2016 after Morgans Wilcox 1890sc


file name: Matt Braun Delittle Chromatic 2016


file name: Matt Braun Delittle Chromatic 2016c


file name: Wood Type Revival Grecian Light Face 2016 after David Knox Light Face Grecian 1858


file name: Wood Type Revival Grecian Light Face 2016 after David Knox Light Face Grecian 1858b


file name: Wood Type Revival Grecian Light Face 2016 after David Knox Light Face Grecian 1858c


file name: Matt Braun French Octagon 2011 after Morgans Wilcox


file name: Matt Braun French Octagon 2011 after Morgans Wilcox


file name: Matt Braun French Octagon 2011 after Morgans Wilcox


file name: Matt Braun Gothic Outline Shaded 2016


file name: Matt Braun Gothic Outline Shaded 2016b


file name: Matt Braun Gothic Outline Shaded 2016c


file name: Matt Braun Fatboy 2015


file name: Matt Braun Fatboy 2015a


file name: Matt Braun Fatboy 2015b


file name: W T R Fat Boy 2011


file name: W T R French Clarendon Ornamented 2011


file name: Matt Braun French Clarendon Ornamented 2015


file name: Matt Braun French Clarendon Ornamented 2015b


file name: W T R Gothic Open Shaded 2011


file name: Matt Braun Gothic Open Shaded 2015


file name: Matt Braun Gothic Open Shaded 2015b


file name: W T R Roycroft 2011


file name: Matt Braun W T R Roycroft 2015


file name: Matt Braun W T R Roycroft 2015a


file name: Matt Braun W T R Roycroft 2015b







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