Footnotes, issue B
3 Comments on “Footnotes, issue B”
Thank you for the preview, Mathieu! It’s great to have a recorded use of Detroit, a groundbreaking font that is otherwise lost to type history.
I remember Detroit getting a lot of buzz at the time of its release because it was one of the few Multiple Master fonts not from Adobe and it had such an unusual axis (straight to curved). Here’s a sample of three instances: the two poles and one right in the middle.
Optimo (who considered it more of an experiment than a product) has no mention of it on their current website, and I have tried many times to dig up the Flash specimen from their old website to no avail. Unfortunately, Internet Archive didn’t snag it.
Thanks for the comments, Stephen! Indeed Detroit should be featured back on the website in some way. We still have some amazing works by the late P. Scott Makela using Detroit – like American Photography 1996 or WHEREISHERE! In the meantime I am happy to provide you the flash specimen.