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Old 03-21-2006, 12:31 PM   #1
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Not that I mind - I'm just a little puzzled why I drew no reactions on my "Anno 1918" post in All about Fonts"?

Every time I see that lettering I'm really enjoying it - but maybe that's just me. Just to prod you all a little: does anyone know of a font that has that type of shape for the '8'? I don't think I've ever seen that elsewhere, but maybe it's just the architect's own design? Any ideas anyone?

   
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Old 03-21-2006, 01:11 PM   #2
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Not that I mind - I'm just a little puzzled why I drew no reactions on my "Anno 1918" post in All about Fonts"?

Every time I see that lettering I'm really enjoying it - but maybe that's just me. Just to prod you all a little: does anyone know of a font that has that type of shape for the '8'? I don't think I've ever seen that elsewhere, but maybe it's just the architect's own design? Any ideas anyone?
I had trouble seeing it clearly against the stonework (and at that size) — and I am trying to get our income tax info gathered by Friday and decide what prescription plan I will sign up for when I move to Medicare next month, so am beginning to feel pressed for time.

I love found type, and take pictures whenever I find it.

That style of 8 is not common today, but it isn’t unique. If I get a chance later I will rummage around and see if I can point to other examples.

   
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Old 03-21-2006, 03:03 PM   #3
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That style of 8 is not common today, but it isn’t unique

It was used in Germany when someone burned the date of construction into the wooden arch over our neighbour's yard entrance; that was done in the 18th century.

   
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Old 03-21-2006, 08:29 PM   #4
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I had trouble seeing it clearly against the stonework (and at that size)
I'll make a better picture with my regular camera when I get the chance - at least I've now recorded at what time of teh day the light is good

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and I am trying to get our income tax info gathered by Friday and decide what prescription plan I will sign up for when I move to Medicare next month, so am beginning to feel pressed for time.
Far more important!

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I love found type, and take pictures whenever I find it.
I love it, too, but this forum is inspiring me to take pictures! I have a few others already, but on negative so they need to be scanned.

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That style of 8 is not common today, but it isn’t unique. If I get a chance later I will rummage around and see if I can point to other examples.
Fine - do you taxes and stuff first - but I'm curious!

   
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It was used in Germany when someone burned the date of construction into the wooden arch over our neighbour's yard entrance; that was done in the 18th century.
Hmm - 18th century Germany, interesting...

   
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