In 2010 Skyline bought out Barcotype, the last remnant of Chicago’s great commercial typefounding industry. The owner was of Indian heritage and had some typecasting connections in the old country—a number of the matrix fonts we acquired in the deal were made in India. This particular face was present in 14, 18, 24 and 36 point. The mats are very well-made and of the English Monotype style. It’s a full title font (sans $) and emulative, obviously, of the alphanumeric displays found on electronic equipment and clocks. Quartz clocks. Most likely Quartz is adapted from an optical or transfer alphabet, like several others from Barco including that charming Smiley that we cast in 2019.