Copy of American Model Printer Typeface

Typeface Design + Print Design

The American Model Printer typeface was the result of an intense 10-week course to the introduction of typeface design. The typeface was inspired by a very specific cover from 1887 for a printing and typographic periodical published by Kelly and Williams H. Barthlomew between 1879 and 1882. It was named The American Model Printer, which in turn was used for the typeface name.

The typeface features angles as its main attraction. Specifically, the crossbars in the uppercase forms and the way each of them are angled, and how it is mirrored in the lowercase forms through the descenders and tails, as well as the terminals having an angled cut. It is considered a humanist sans serif classification.

A sales poster was created to advertise the typeface.