[texhax] letter-spacing TUGboat alarum

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Wed Oct 14 17:33:46 CEST 2009

Here is the logo re-created from
Serif Gothic Bold (TUG) and
Friz Quadrata (BOAT).  I haven't
worried too much about relative
sizes.  The samples are courtesy

Philip Taylor
Barbara Beeton wrote:

> i'm sure it's not intentional, but the person
> who created the first tugboat cover, the first
> tugboat editor, had even less formal graphics
> training than i did at that point.  he used
> some press-type (remember that?) that he had
> on hand to put together all the type on the
> cover, along with a sketch he had made of a
> reproduction of what was allegedly gutenberg's
> press.  there really wasn't anyone around to
> give a competent critique of the typography.
> and there wasn't any of the press-type left
> over to try again.  (and, as a footnote, the
> name of the typeface has been lost, so now
> that so many electronic options are available,
> no one has identified it so that the matter
> could be reconsidered.)
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