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1912 American Type Founders specimen book

posted by Jason Kottke   Jan 20, 2012

The Internet Archive is hosting a copy of the American Specimen Book of Type Styles put out by the American Type Founders Company in 1912. It’s a 1300-page book listing hundreds of typefaces and their possible use cases.

ATF Specimen

There’s also a 1910 copy of what is basically the German version of the ATF book. Look at these swirls! (via @h_fj)