The 1800s were a time of massive transformation in printing. The 1700s saw printing move from cottage to larger scale, but many factories held back industrial operations. Those changed dramatically right around 1800 and proceeded through the end of the century. In this article Glenn Fleishman focuses on an overlooked aspect: paper molds used to duplicate entire pages of type and images, often for newspapers, that were cast as metal plates. These remained in use until the 1980s in American newspapers!
Tasman‘s shape grammar has gravity and power that speaks to truth, reliability or perhaps more aptly trustworthiness. These are fundamental qualities in the delivery of information in an "alternative fact" age.
A straightforward typeface (with 16 styles and 8 weights) for newspapers by Nils Thomsen. Meret is at home in tight columns and dense leading, and is optimised for contemporary reading environments. I find the italics particularly exciting, the x maybe matter-of-fact but it still dances on the baseline.
Beautiful video from David and Elizabeth at The Counter Press showing their typesetting and print process for Extra Condensed No.2