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I really love this letterform. While the S’s in this set use right angles. the Z is defined by this great diagonal cutting across. The curves at the corners are very generous as well, so it’s a great juxtaposition of the harsh angels and the rounded edges. I also like how the ends of the stroke are angled.

This is a side grain block, with traces of blue ink in the grain. It’s pretty clean overall, and they must have printed these with some mild inks, because I printed another block from this set this weekend, and it stained the face pretty badly, mostly because the wood wasn’t finished. You can see pencil marks from where someone marked where to cut out the inner angles, and there are a few pit holes in the face as well.

Style: Airport Tourist/ Futura Display variant?
Style first appeared: 1932
Size: 48 line
Manufacturer: Unknown
Manufacturing Method: Pantograph
Is it part of a complete set? No

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