Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Type Tuesday - Typefoundry D. Stempel Ltd.

Today's Type Tuesday just a bit prematurely celebrates the 150th anniversary of the founding of Typefoundry D. Stempel Ltd. 




 On January 15, 1895 David Stempel opened his type foundry in Frankfurt on the Main, Germany. Besides employing  a cadre of important font designers, including Victor Hammer and Hermann Zapf, the foundry was known for being the first to cast modern slab serif typefaces with the introduction of its Memphis font in 1929. 

We feature D. Stempel Ltd.'s type specimen Success Series, "an exceedingly attractive type family," offering a variety of samples of the type along with examples of the type in advertising. 













Jaime Henderson
Archivist






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