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It is about time I start posting letters from this set! As discussed previously, this set is a Grecian style, which is basically a condensed antique with straight corners instead of curves. This face is unique because it was apparently visually copied from a foundry typeface, I have not seen a wood type Grecian to match some of its characteristics. The A exhibits the extreme weight contrast that makes the set so odd. There is a lot of thick and thin, which was not a common attribute of the Grecian style.

The block has a glob of red ink left on the upper left shoulder. The block was hand carved, so there are no router marks. The grain radiates out from the bottom of the face, though it’s hard to see because the face is so dirty.

Style: Unknown Grecian
Style first appeared: 1846
Size: 28 line
Manufacturer: Unknown
Manufacturing Method: Hand Carved
Is it part of a complete set? Not yet!

2 Comments on “Grecian A”

  • Christopher Skinner

    Mmmm. This is nice. I really like the metal one previously posted, for all it’s industrial masculinity, but this one! The abrupt tapering at the apex is SO beautiful, sensitive and considered! Get more of this – and post them all!!!

    02-02-10 » 5:54 pm »

  • Bethany

    Haha, I have quite a few more blocks from this set, Christopher, I will be sure to post more in the coming days!

    02-03-10 » 9:36 am »

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