Font Designer – Simon Wicker
The British designers Jenny Luigs and Simon Wicker created the font Linotype Facsimile™ in 1994. Linotype Facsimile is part of the TakeType Library, which features the winners of Linotype’s International Digital Type Design Contest. The forms of Linotype Facsimile were constructed for electronic readers, just as the OCR fonts were. The increasing use of computers accompanied the growing number of fonts suitable for electronic reading. The standard has long been set, but designers are always creating new interpretations and new symbols. Typefaces like Facsimile are here to stay and personify the Zeitgeist of the late 20th century.