Curwen Sans type specimen. An Endless Supply.

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Curwen Sans type specimen, Harold Curwen, An Endless Supply 2011

Curwen Sans was first drawn by Harold Curwen at the Curwen Press in 1911. Curwen died in 1949 and the Press went out of business in the 1980s, and his sans serif—pre-emptive of Johnston, Gill Sans, Kabel—has never been digitised. An Endless Supply have re-drawn the font from prints sourced at Cambridge University, and the specimen includes a critical history of the typeface as well as new writing about the processes of revival. The jacket design is a re-print of wallpaper printed by Curwen Press in 1927.

Produced as part of The Department of Overlooked Histories at Wysing Arts Centre.

D 20.50 €

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