- Continental Type Founders Association
Continental Type Founders Association Type Defunct Industry Type foundry Founded 1925 Founder(s) Melbert Brinckerhoff Cary Jr. Headquarters New York City Key people Melbert Cary, owner, founder, Doug McMurtrie, vice-president (1925), Frederic Goudy vice-president (1927)
Continental Type Founders Association was founded by Melbert Brinckerhoff Cary Jr. in 1925 to distribute foundry type imported from European foundries. The influence of more modern European type design was thus felt in the United States for the first time, and American foundries responded by imitating many of the more popular faces. A.T.F.'s Paramount and Monotype's Sans Serif series are two examples of this.
The following foundries were represented:
- W.H. Caslon, Ltd., England
- Caslon Old Face + Italic
- Deberny & Peignot, France
- Astrée + Italic (1921, Robert Girard)
- Sphinx + Italic + Inline (1925, M. Deberny)
- Sylvan (1924, Bernard Naudin), known in France as Champlevé.
- Bifur (1929, A.M. Cassandre)
- Joh. Enschedé en Zonen, Holland
- Lutetia + Italic (1925, Jan van Krimpen)
- Fundiciòn Richard Gans, Spain
- Greco Bold + Italic + Adornado (1925)
- Gebr. Klingspor, Germany
- Kabel + Light Italic + Bold (1927-29, Rudolf Koch)
- Zeppelin (1927-29, Koch)
- Neuland + Inline (1923, Koch)
- Eve + Italic + Heavy + Heavy Italic (1922, Koch), also known as Koch Antiqua and Locarno
- Narcissus (1923, W. Tiemann)
- Ludwig & Mayer, Germany
- Nicolas Cochin + Bold
- La Mercure (an inline version of Cochin)
- Erbar (Jakob Erbar)
- R.H. Stevens & Co., England
- D. Stempel A.G., Germany
- Girder (1929, Rudolf Wolf), known in Germany as Memphis.
- Metropolis + Bold (1929, Willy Schwerdtner)
- H. Berthold AG, Germany
- City (1930, George Trump), not sold in US until 1936.
- Genzsch & Heyse, A.G., Germany
- J.G. Schelter & Giesecke, Germany
- Società Nebiolo, Italy
- Stephenson Blake & Co., England
Beginning in 1927 Continental also distributed faces cast by Frederic Goudy, and two faces for Doug McMurtrie. At first Goudy's type was cast at his own Village Letter Foundry, but after 1929 these were cast by the New England Foundry. Despite imports being virtually cut-off during the war years, Continental was still issuing Goudy's types as late as 1944 and may have continued functioning even later.
- Specimen Book of Continental Types, Continental Type Founders Association, N.Y.C., 1929.
- MacGrew, Mac, American Metal Typefaces of the Twentieth Century, Oak Knoll Books, New Castle Delaware, 1993, ISBN 0-938768-34-4.
- ‘‘‘Heller, Steven , Philip B. Meggs, Texts on type: critical writings on typography, Allworth Press, N.Y.C., 2001.
- ^ Specimen Book of Continental Types, Continental Type Founders Association, N.Y.C., 1929.
- Manufacturing companies based in New York
- Type foundries
- Foundry Type Foundries
- Companies established in 1925
- Defunct companies of the United States
- W.H. Caslon, Ltd., England
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