Spire – 48pt


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Spire was done for Monotype by Sol Hess in the Art-Deco 1930s. As was popular in that era, some characters were provided with both a standard and an alternate letterform. Our font includes all seven of these that were drawn for Spire:  A  K  M  N  R  U  W.

If you think we got a couple of them switched around—you’re right! So which is which? With Monotype matrices, the alternate characters are stamped with an  S  for “Special”. We also consulted original specimens to see how they were shown. On our label, the alternate  A  M  N  and  W  in the last line are in fact Specials, but the curved-leg  K  R  and serifless  U  are actually the standard characters. We have taken the liberty of swapping these three to make the set of alternates more suited to our own sensibilities.

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Weight 4.5 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 4.5 × 1 in