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Ashley Havinden, Ashley Crawford and Neuland

26/12/2014

A reader recently identified the typeface I commented upon in this post as being Ashley Crawford, and not Neuland as I had then speculated. Thank you Marvin.

The face was designed by Ashley Havinden, Ashley Havindena noted designer of that period and produced by Monotype as Series 238 and 279 (the later for the plain font). Image from Encyclopaedia of Typefaces, Ashley Havinden_0001Blandford Press, 1953 as in my copy of Specimens of the Type Faces, Borders, Ornaments, Rules and Other Material cast on ‘Monotype’ Type Composing and Casting Machines, The Monotype Corporation, n.d it is not included, although ‘single specimen sheets…may be obtained on application’.

This is another of his works for the London store Simpson, taken from Modern Publicity 1942-48, The Studio Publications.Ashley Havinden_0004

To correct the earlier misinterpretation here is Neuland used in another ad (taken from The Typography of Newspaper Advertisements, Meynell, F, 1929).

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  1. marvin permalink
    20/02/2015 9:12 am

    Robert Harling’s great pre-war (WW II) magazine “Typography” has in its third number, “The Work of Ashley Havinden” by Herbert Read, where you can see some of the hand lettered advertisements for which AH was known. Issue two has an invitation designed by AH. I have only a few issues so that’s about all I know. Sorry for not mentioning this off the bat.

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