Claudius Fraktur type specimen
Preliminary proof showing full character set of the metal foundry type in the 40-pt (Didot) size. This specimen was originally produced for a book on typography by Paul Shaw. Claudius Fraktur was designed by Rudolf Koch for the Klingspor foundry [1931–34].
Farida Sunada of Ophelia Press meticulously handset the foundry type specimen.
SPECIAL: This foundry type specimen (photo shows actual type and spacing on steel galley) and the as new remainder of the 40-pt type in clean typecase are available for purchase (type weighed in at 50+/- pounds). $1,749.95 plus shipping and tax (where applicable). Includes a copy of broadside (see below) mailed separately w/o charge.
The Bieler Press has published a letterpress printed broadside of this specimen. The colophon for the piece premieres BigSpur, a digital font designed by Richard Bigus. The edition consists of 150 copies. Size is 10-1/4 by 14 inches. Printed by Gerald Lange on dampened Somerset mouldmade paper from both metal foundry type and steel-backed photopolymer plates. $49.95.