Wood Bonnet Antique No.7
Original Swiss Vintage Wood Type
Wood Bonnet Antique No.7 is based on real vintage wood type blocks from Switzerland. The very distressed letters give a warm analogue vintage charm on printing.
These kind of wood type letters were very common and often named by generic names like Roman, French or Antique followed by a catalog number.
But these letters have some very quirky details hard to find else were.
Some of the letters of the convolute had a punch marking «Ch. Bonnet & Co. Geneve». In the book «A bibliography of printing» 1884, Volume 17 from B. Quaritch, London, a firm Ch. Bonnet & Co. from Geneva is mentioned, trying to establish a typographic magazine in 1876. But after three months the paper was canceled. Probably Charles Bonnet fled as part of the Paris Commune to Switzerland where he then opened a company for wood type in Genv. Later he also opened a company in Paris under the name: Ch. Bonnet & Cie. and later known as Usines Gutenberg.
Random Worn Letters
The font features up to four glyph variations of all the Latin base letters, and numbers.
An OpenType glyph rotator is programmed to emulate the randomness of old-school printing on typing.
So please ensure the OpenType feature Contextual Alternates (calt) is turned on by default in your text setting application.
But you can use stylistic set 1 – 4 for direct access to the alternate glyphs too.
All dingbats of the specimen file are included in the font data too.
Have fun with the vintage and make some good stuff!