What a beautiful block this is! After printing this alphabet several weeks ago I was stunned to find many of them cleaned up wonderfully, revealing this splendidly rich face. one of the things that makes this typeface so fun is how short the serifs are, making it a bit more current than the french clarendons. The face of this block sits very high off the shoulder, so the router marks along the tight corners are easy to spot. There are a few ink spots left on the face, but I think they add to the wonderful texture of the wood.
Style: Clarendon Condensed Bold
Style first appeared: Late 1800’s
Size: 24 line
Manufacturing Method: Pantograph
Is it part of a complete set? Not yet