This set is the final we created this semester, and was a direct reproduction of Matinee Gothic, a wonderful typeface designed by Jim Parkinson. I found the typeface when I was trying to find a font with the mysterious M in it, and while this typeface has a much different M, the rest of the letterforms match the one’s from the lot I purchased fairly closely.
We went back to white plexi for this set, and got it in the same thickness of the clear set we’d used for Mansard. We also switched glue for this set, using a gorilla glue instead of superglue, which dried much faster, leading to a few small imperfections.
I am thrilled with how well this face printed. I think it looks even better than it does on screen. It was a treat to print a font that wasn’t a direct derivative from any wood typeface I’d seen, but rather an evolution. So, we took a derived typeface back to it’s source and it performed beautifully.