Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Type Tuesday - More Nelson C. Hawks and the Pacific States Type Foundry



Yesterday, my esteemed colleague shared with our audience the first extant diary of Nelson C. Hawks, typographer, creator of the typographic point system that would become the standard for both American and British type foundries, and head of the Pacific States Type Foundry. Although some of Hawks' work has already been featured in our Type Tuesday installments, I thought it might be a great time to share some more of our favorite Nelson C. Hawks' specimens set by his hand, along with some playful examples of offerings from the Pacific States Type Foundry.

Specimens initialed by "NCH" had been set by Hawks, although I believe his sense of humor might have also made its way into the bill heads and newspaper masts featured below. 








Jaime Henderson,
Archivist
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