I absolutely adore French Clarendon typefaces. They are one of the first styles I think of when I think of vintage poster type. This letter is from the first complete alphabet I bought, and it’s one of the few from that set that had remnants of a color ink. This face has a a great variety of color and texture. I love the way the black ink has left splotches and the red fades in and out, and to top it off the beautiful color of the wood still shows through.
Style: Fennch Clarendon No. 2
Style first appeared: 1873
Size: 12 line
Manufacturing Method: Pantograph
Is it part of a complete set? Yes