I‘m not sure if this is a zero or an O, or if there is much of a difference. I can’t seem to spot on in the Rob Roy Kelly Collection’s specimen page. Regardless, it’s a great letterform. I love just how squared off the corners are, because you expect much more warmth and roundness from an O. The thin stroke weight seems to make it even more alien.
This is about as pretty as an end grain face can get. The wood looks like marble, with loads of tonal shifts. It’s got a small cut across the lower part of the face that will probably show up in prints. The corners on the interior counters are surprisingly inconsistent.
Style first appeared: 1884
Size: 24 line
Manufacturing Method: End cut pantograph
Is it part of a complete set? No