Bauer’s Family Tree of Printing Types

In 1937, a hundred years after its founding, the Bauer Type Foundry issued Bauer’s Family Tree of Printing Types:

I know little about typeface design, still less its history, so I can’t comment on the accuracy. But I like the idea of a family tree of types, and it’s a fine presentation: the fonts are like colourful garden birds preening peaceably in the sun, each showing off its unique qualities.

For detail and supplementary text, see Steven Heller’s post at Print magazine, which brought the tree to my attention.

4 Responses to Bauer’s Family Tree of Printing Types

  1. I probably know even less about the history of fonts than you but it is delightful print

  2. Stan says:

    It sure is, Jams.

  3. christopherdlott says:

    This would make a WONDERFUL wall print. . . esp for a designer like myself!

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