What is the Patent Reclame font?
Patent Reclame manages to be light-hearted, while clearly showing its blackletter roots both in the shape of the individual letters and the rhythm of text on a page. The designer is unknown. Schriftgeisserei Flinsch of Frankfurt a.M. cast the face around 1895. Nicolete Gray shows a quite similar face called “Graphic,” from Stephenson Blake in 1896. Personally, I don’t think that Patent Reclame looks like an English design, but I do not have any proof one way or the other. More…
The numbers are proportional, intended for posters, not spreadsheets. Two ornaments are included, an art nouveau rose at #172 and a lilypad with long tendril at #177. Great for invitations, posters and flyers announcing fun events. Do not use for obituaries. Quite readable in smaller sizes for short blocks of text. I really like the buoyant quality — a nice combination of discipline and enthusiasm.
Patent Reclame Font families
The Patent Reclame includes the following font families:
- Patent Reclame
Patent Reclame Preview
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