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From the beginning a huge enigma, during the research an unbelievable story and after all a beautiful result. This was my revival project about.

From the beginning a huge enigma, during the research an unbelievable story and after all a beautiful result. This was my revival project about.

From the beginning a huge enigma, during the research an unbelievable story and after all a beautiful result. This was my revival project about.

From the beginning a huge enigma, during the research an unbelievable story and after all a beautiful result. This was my revival project about.

From the beginning a huge enigma, during the research an unbelievable story and after all a beautiful result. This was my revival project about.

  • Academy: Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (KABK)
  • Programme: Type and Media (2014)
  • Project: Revival of lead typeface
  • Led by: Paul van der Laan
  • Assignment: Find a well-printed book on the market before the year 1940. Pay attention to the construction, contrast, and details. Define the typeface and the designer as well. Study and digitize chosen typeface.
  • Academy: Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (KABK)
  • Programme: Type and Media (2014)
  • Project: Revival of lead typeface
  • Led by: Paul van der Laan
  • Assignment: Find a well-printed book on the market before the year 1940. Pay attention to the construction, contrast, and details. Define the typeface and the designer as well. Study and digitize chosen typeface.
  • Academy: Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (KABK)
  • Programme: Type and Media (2014)
  • Project: Revival of lead typeface
  • Led by: Paul van der Laan
  • Assignment: Find a well-printed book on the market before the year 1940. Pay attention to the construction, contrast, and details. Define the typeface and the designer as well. Study and digitize chosen typeface.
  • Academy: Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (KABK)
  • Programme: Type and Media (2014)
  • Project: Revival of lead typeface
  • Led by: Paul van der Laan
  • Assignment: Find a well-printed book on the market before the year 1940. Pay attention to the construction, contrast, and details. Define the typeface and the designer as well. Study and digitize chosen typeface.
  • Academy: Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (KABK)
  • Programme: Type and Media (2014)
  • Project: Revival of lead typeface
  • Led by: Paul van der Laan
  • Assignment: Find a well-printed book on the market before the year 1940. Pay attention to the construction, contrast, and details. Define the typeface and the designer as well. Study and digitize chosen typeface.
  • Selected typeface: Kennerley
  • Selected style: Italic
  • Type Designer: Frederic William Goudy
  • Designed: in1915
  • First cut: in 18pt 
  • First shown: Comment on Kennerley type by an English writer
  • Selected typeface: Kennerley
  • Selected style: Italic
  • Type Designer: Frederic William Goudy
  • Designed: in1915
  • First cut: in 18pt 
  • First shown: Comment on Kennerley type by an English writer
  • Selected typeface: Kennerley
  • Selected style: Italic
  • Type Designer: Frederic William Goudy
  • Designed: in1915
  • First cut: in 18pt 
  • First shown: Comment on Kennerley type by an English writer
  • Selected typeface: Kennerley
  • Selected style: Italic
  • Type Designer: Frederic William Goudy
  • Designed: in1915
  • First cut: in 18pt 
  • First shown: Comment on Kennerley type by an English writer
  • Selected typeface: Kennerley
  • Selected style: Italic
  • Type Designer: Frederic William Goudy
  • Designed: in1915
  • First cut: in 18pt 
  • First shown: Comment on Kennerley type by an English writer
Kenntonian_Scan

Text sample from the chosen book.

Text sample from the chosen book.

Text sample from the chosen book.

Text sample from the chosen book.

Text sample from the chosen book.

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Kennerley designed by William Goudy (revival, digital version)

Kennerley designed by William Goudy (revival, digital version)

Kennerley designed by William Goudy (revival, digital version)

Kennerley designed by William Goudy (revival, digital version)

Kennerley designed by William Goudy (revival, digital version)

After book analysis, I detect few dissimilarities in glyph shape in comparison with the original specimen. It was visible on the first sight mostly in lowercase f, but later I found more of them. For instance: j, J, hyphen. The main dissimilarity is in ascenders and in descenders which is much narrower in the book version.

After book analysis, I detect few dissimilarities in glyph shape in comparison with the original specimen. It was visible on the first sight mostly in lowercase f, but later I found more of them. For instance: j, J, hyphen. The main dissimilarity is in ascenders and in descenders which is much narrower in the book version.

After book analysis, I detect few dissimilarities in glyph shape in comparison with the original specimen. It was visible on the first sight mostly in lowercase f, but later I found more of them. For instance: j, J, hyphen. The main dissimilarity is in ascenders and in descenders which is much narrower in the book version.

After book analysis, I detect few dissimilarities in glyph shape in comparison with the original specimen. It was visible on the first sight mostly in lowercase f, but later I found more of them. For instance: j, J, hyphen. The main dissimilarity is in ascenders and in descenders which is much narrower in the book version.

After book analysis, I detect few dissimilarities in glyph shape in comparison with the original specimen. It was visible on the first sight mostly in lowercase f, but later I found more of them. For instance: j, J, hyphen. The main dissimilarity is in ascenders and in descenders which is much narrower in the book version.

Tiny changes we can see in glyphs width, but all it is because Kennerley was copied for Linotype matrices, which require the same width for roman and italic. Both of these weights are placed to one, two-letters matrix. 

Tiny changes we can see in glyphs width, but all it is because Kennerley was copied for Linotype matrices, which require the same width for roman and italic. Both of these weights are placed to one, two-letters matrix. 

Tiny changes we can see in glyphs width, but all it is because Kennerley was copied for Linotype matrices, which require the same width for roman and italic. Both of these weights are placed to one, two-letters matrix. 

Tiny changes we can see in glyphs width, but all it is because Kennerley was copied for Linotype matrices, which require the same width for roman and italic. Both of these weights are placed to one, two-letters matrix. 

Tiny changes we can see in glyphs width, but all it is because Kennerley was copied for Linotype matrices, which require the same width for roman and italic. Both of these weights are placed to one, two-letters matrix. 

Kennerlian_joyful

Kennerley

Kennerley

Kennerley

Kennerley

Kennerley

Kenntonian

Kenntonian

Kenntonian

Kenntonian

Kenntonian

Lanston Monotype

Lanston Monotype

Lanston Monotype

Lanston Monotype

Lanston Monotype

Intertype Corporation

Intertype Corporation

Intertype Corporation

Intertype Corporation

Intertype Corporation

  • Founded by: Tolbert Lanston
  • Year: end of 19. century
  • Place: Philadelphia
  • In 1887 he received his first patent for a mechanical typesetting device. 
  • Founded by: Tolbert Lanston
  • Year: end of 19. century
  • Place: Philadelphia
  • In 1887 he received his first patent for a mechanical typesetting device. 
  • Founded by: Tolbert Lanston
  • Year: end of 19. century
  • Place: Philadelphia
  • In 1887 he received his first patent for a mechanical typesetting device. 
  • Founded by: Tolbert Lanston
  • Year: end of 19. century
  • Place: Philadelphia
  • In 1887 he received his first patent for a mechanical typesetting device. 
  • Founded by: Tolbert Lanston
  • Year: end of 19. century
  • Place: Philadelphia
  • In 1887 he received his first patent for a mechanical typesetting device. 
  • Founded by: Hermann Ridder
  • Year: 1911
  • Place: Brooklyn, NY
  • They used a typecasting machine closely resembling the Linotype and using the same (Linotype) matrices.
  • Founded by: Hermann Ridder
  • Year: 1911
  • Place: Brooklyn, NY
  • They used a typecasting machine closely resembling the Linotype and using the same (Linotype) matrices.
  • Founded by: Hermann Ridder
  • Year: 1911
  • Place: Brooklyn, NY
  • They used a typecasting machine closely resembling the Linotype and using the same (Linotype) matrices.
  • Founded by: Hermann Ridder
  • Year: 1911
  • Place: Brooklyn, NY
  • They used a typecasting machine closely resembling the Linotype and using the same (Linotype) matrices. 
  • Founded by: Hermann Ridder
  • Year: 1911
  • Place: Brooklyn, NY
  • They used a typecasting machine closely resembling the Linotype and using the same (Linotype) matrices.

 

In 1920 was reproduction rights of Kennerley for the US sold to Lanston Monotype Company for a mechanical setting. On the other hand, UK Monotype never produced Kennerley matrices.

In 1920 was reproduction rights of Kennerley for the US sold to Lanston Monotype Company for a mechanical setting. On the other hand, UK Monotype never produced Kennerley matrices.

In 1920 was reproduction rights of Kennerley for the US sold to Lanston Monotype Company for a mechanical setting. On the other hand, UK Monotype never produced Kennerley matrices.

In 1920 was reproduction rights of Kennerley for the US sold to Lanston Monotype Company for a mechanical setting. On the other hand, UK Monotype never produced Kennerley matrices.

In 1920 was reproduction rights of Kennerley for the US sold to Lanston Monotype Company for a mechanical setting. On the other hand, UK Monotype never produced Kennerley matrices.

Intertype Corporation copied Kennerley under name Kenntonian. And because it was cast for different kind of matrices, they had to make a few changes.

Intertype Corporation copied Kennerley under name Kenntonian. And because it was cast for different kind of matrices, they had to make a few changes.

Intertype Corporation copied Kennerley under name Kenntonian. And because it was cast for different kind of matrices, they had to make a few changes.

Intertype Corporation copied Kennerley under name Kenntonian. And because it was cast for different kind of matrices, they had to make a few changes.

Intertype Corporation copied Kennerley under name Kenntonian. And because it was cast for different kind of matrices, they had to make a few changes.

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Goudy speaks about copyright issues in “A Half Century” 

Goudy speaks about copyright issues in “A Half Century” 

Goudy speaks about copyright issues in “A Half Century” 

Goudy speaks about copyright issues in “A Half Century” 

Goudy speaks about copyright issues in “A Half Century” 

Kenntonian vs. Cloister

Kenntonian vs. Cloister

Kenntonian vs. Cloister

Kenntonian vs. Cloister

Kenntonian vs. Cloister

Kenntonian specimen reveals more curiosities in the whole story. Because in that time Kennerley Bold wasn't designed yet, they combined Kenntonian with Cloister Bold. (Kennerley Bold was designed in 1924)

Kenntonian specimen reveals more curiosities in the whole story. Because in that time Kennerley Bold wasn't designed yet, they combined Kenntonian with Cloister Bold. (Kennerley Bold was designed in 1924)

Kenntonian specimen reveals more curiosities in the whole story. Because in that time Kennerley Bold wasn't designed yet, they combined Kenntonian with Cloister Bold. (Kennerley Bold was designed in 1924)

Kenntonian specimen reveals more curiosities in the whole story. Because in that time Kennerley Bold wasn't designed yet, they combined Kenntonian with Cloister Bold. (Kennerley Bold was designed in 1924)

Kenntonian specimen reveals more curiosities in the whole story. Because in that time Kennerley Bold wasn't designed yet, they combined Kenntonian with Cloister Bold. (Kennerley Bold was designed in 1924)

This unusual combination was used together on two-letter matrices.  Maybe shapes of letters are a bit similar but not proportions: Cloister has smaller x-height, smaller cap height and smaller figures than Kenntonian.

This unusual combination was used together on two-letter matrices.  Maybe shapes of letters are a bit similar but not proportions: Cloister has smaller x-height, smaller cap height and smaller figures than Kenntonian.

This unusual combination was used together on two-letter matrices.  Maybe shapes of letters are a bit similar but not proportions: Cloister has smaller x-height, smaller cap height and smaller figures than Kenntonian.

This unusual combination was used together on two-letter matrices.  Maybe shapes of letters are a bit similar but not proportions: Cloister has smaller x-height, smaller cap height and smaller figures than Kenntonian.

This unusual combination was used together on two-letter matrices.  Maybe shapes of letters are a bit similar but not proportions: Cloister has smaller x-height, smaller cap height and smaller figures than Kenntonian.

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© 2018 by Sláva Jevčinová

© 2018 by Sláva Jevčinová

© 2018 by Sláva Jevčinová

© 2018 by Sláva Jevčinová