One of my favorite typeface in one of my favorite letters! This is from the hand carved Grecian set, so once again it features lots of weight contrast in the face and some irregularities from being cut by hand. I love the triangle coming in where the two bowls meet, it adds a lot of tension to that side of the block.
This block cleaned up very well, you can clearly see the grain. You can really get in close and look at the small irregularities that come with being a hand carved block. Many of the lines aren’t straight and the top serif is a bit angled.
Style: Unknown Grecian
Style first appeared: 1846
Size: 28 line
Manufacturing Method: Hand Carved
Is it part of a complete set? Not yet!