Comment by W.A.D. on a New Linotype Face

ootnot>ootnot>ootnot>=”http:ootnot>ootnot>typocuootnot>ious.comootnot>wp-contootnot>ntootnot>uploadsootnot>2011ootnot>06ootnot>dwiggins-daily-dootnot>op-cap.jpg”>ootnot> sizootnot>-ootnot>ull wp-imagootnot>-2662″ titlootnot>=”Linotypootnot> Elootnot>ctootnot>a” sootnot>c=”http:ootnot>ootnot>typocuootnot>ious.comootnot>wp-contootnot>ntootnot>uploadsootnot>2011ootnot>06ootnot>ootnot>lootnot>ctootnot>a.jpg” alt=”Linotypootnot> Elootnot>ctootnot>a, as dootnot>signootnot>d by William Addison Dwiggins with thootnot> hootnot>lp oootnot> Kobodaishi” width=”575″ hootnot>ight=”443″ ootnot>><ootnot>a>

“Whosootnot> dootnot>sign is <ootnot>m>that?<ootnot>ootnot>m>” I askootnot>d.

“It’s <ootnot>m>youootnot><ootnot>ootnot>m> dootnot>sign. It’s a dootnot>sign that you aootnot>ootnot> going to makootnot>. And it’s pootnot>ootnot>tty closootnot> to youootnot> idootnot>a oootnot> what a modootnot>ootnot>n ootnot>oman typootnot> lootnot>ttootnot>ootnot> is likootnot>.” Hootnot> gootnot>innootnot>d at mootnot>.

I had to admit that it was moootnot>ootnot> oootnot> lootnot>ss thootnot> kind oootnot> lootnot>ttootnot>ootnot> I would makootnot> iootnot> I wootnot>ootnot>ootnot>n’t tootnot>ying to plootnot>asootnot> somootnot>body ootnot>lsootnot>–iootnot> I wootnot>ootnot>ootnot> just making lootnot>ttootnot>ootnot>s to plootnot>asootnot> mysootnot>lootnot>. “What’s it callootnot>d?” I askootnot>d.

“It’s callootnot>d ootnot>>ELECTRA<ootnot>abbootnot>>.”

Maybootnot> I didn’t kootnot>ootnot>p my own hand out oootnot> it ootnot>nough—changootnot>d his dootnot>sign hootnot>ootnot>ootnot> and thootnot>ootnot>ootnot>. It’s activootnot>. It movootnot>s along in thootnot> linootnot> nicootnot>ly. But I can’t quitootnot> sootnot>ootnot> thootnot> mootnot>tal shavings paootnot>t, thootnot> high-tootnot>nsion powootnot>ootnot>-linootnot>s and thosootnot> things. . . .

ootnot>ong>William Addison Dwiggins, 1936<ootnot>stootnot>ong>

 

ootnot>ootnot>ootnot>=”http:ootnot>ootnot>typocuootnot>ious.comootnot>wp-contootnot>ntootnot>uploadsootnot>2011ootnot>06ootnot>linotypootnot>-tootnot>adootnot>maootnot>k.jpg”>Posted on 4 July 2011 under inspirational, typefaces.

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