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Font Designer – A. D. Farmer Foundry

A. D. Farmer emerged from White’s Type Foundry (1804–1862), later changing its name to Farmer, Little & Co. From 1892, it practiced under the name A. D. Farmer. In 1909, the American Type Founders acquired the foundry.

Scottish founders exerted a strong influence on the development of “transitional” types, those being the bridge from “old style” faces like Jenson or Garamond to “modern” designs like Bodoni and Didot The first Scotch Romans were cut by the Englishman Richard Austin; the Scottish typefounders Alexander Wilson and Son in Glasgow cast them.

The typeface known today as “Scotch Roman” has wide proportions, short descenders, bracketed serifs, and large, strong capitals. Its subtle charm makes it suitable for any text setting, particularly books and magazines.
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