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The Initials "ATF Missal Caxton" Font

American Type Founders Company - Jersey City, 1912

Current Version: ALIN ATF Missal Caxton 1.0 (Initial Release - July 2012)

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A comprehensive set of initials (usually referred to as Uncials, Lombardic Initials, or Lombards), frames and borders, adapted from American Type Founders (ATF) Company's American Specimen Book of Type Styles, Jersey City, 1912 (pp. 944-5). The font contains over one hundred glyphs, including clean renditions of both Missal Initials (ascribed to Will Bradley and issued in 1904) and Caxton Initials (designed by Frederic W. Goudy in 1905), plus adaptations of Department Store Initials (frames and background for setting three-color framed Missal Initials) and French Cast Squares (square, lines and backgrounds for setting two-color borders). Suitable to accompany most Gothic (especially Textura and Rotunda) and many Roman typefaces, or to be displayed as drop caps or in full titles and headings.

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Font Initials ATF Missal Caxton

Sample characters from the Initials "ATF Missal Caxton" Font

Font Initials ATF Missal Caxton

Page re-creation from ATF's American Specimen Book of Type Styles (1912, p. 944)

Font Initials ATF Missal Caxton

Page re-creation from ATF's American Specimen Book of Type Styles (1912, p. 945)

Font Initials ATF Missal Caxton

Composition using the Initials "ATF Missal Caxton" and the Oldtype "Alter Gotisch" Fonts

Selected high-resolution font sheets available for purchase at the Digital Press

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