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As Inventor of Record, John K. Rogers, Agent of the Boston Type Foundry, patented the dual-case design for Rubens in 1884. It was cut by John F. Cumming, who recalled that the working specimen was a railroad timecard. In Great Britain, Nicolette Gray traces Rubens to Marr c1890 (American, 1886) and describes the trend it exemplifies:A footnote referencing Rubens reads: “The American version is called Teniers; it is probably the original, but the English have certainly chosen the better name.” #font #fonts #type #typeface #lettering #letterpress #woodcut #woodcuttype #design #typography #typographyinspired #grafik #graphic #graphicdesign #fontdesign

As Inventor of Record, John K. Rogers, Agent of the Boston Type Foundry, patented the dual-case design for Rubens in 1884. It was cut by John F. Cumming, who recalled that the working specimen was a railroad timecard. In Great Britain, Nicolette Gray traces Rubens to Marr c1890 (American, 1886) and describes the trend it exemplifies:A footnote referencing Rubens reads: “The American version is called Teniers; it is probably the original, but the English have certainly chosen the better name.” #font #fonts #type #typeface #lettering #letterpress #woodcut #woodcuttype #design #typography #typographyinspired #grafik #graphic #graphicdesign #fontdesign