The number 4 just looks so brilliant in this typeface. Vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines and it’s all punctuated with those big meaty serifs. I just want to take this block everywhere and stamp it on various items and people. This block as been cut into for storage or kerning purposes. You can still see the grain on it and i like how it’s really light and red-ish in certain places. There was some gunk at the bottom I couldn’t quite get rid of. The type from this set was incredibly filthy when I bought it, and some blocks may never get properly clean again.
Style: Antique Bold
Style first appeared: 1828
Size: 25 line
Manufacturing Method: Pantograph
Is it part of a complete set? Yes