The newsroom


29
Aug
2011

From the Stacks: Berthold Type Foundry Specimen

As type designers we naturally have many type specimens stashed away in our collection, though very few of them manage to elevate type beyond the typical waterfall showings and text settings. There are exceptions of course, but our latest addition goes the extra mile.

With its gorgeous layouts and ersatz ads, we can’t help but appreciate this specimen from Berthold Type Foundry, numbered “525B”. Find many more mid-century (no specific year is given) specimen layouts after the jump.

Berthod Type Foundry Specimen 525B

Berthod Type Foundry Specimen 525B

Berthod Type Foundry Specimen 525B

Berthod Type Foundry Specimen 525B

Berthod Type Foundry Specimen 525B

Berthod Type Foundry Specimen 525B

Berthod Type Foundry Specimen 525B

Berthod Type Foundry Specimen 525B

Berthod Type Foundry Specimen 525B

Berthod Type Foundry Specimen 525B