Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A not-so Junk Hermes 3000 and the Hermes Typefaces

Oooops.  I am still making stupid typo mis-spellings!






11 comments:

  1. HOORAY!!

    I just knew that you'd be able to fix it!

    Thanks for the very interesting tour of Hermes typefaces.

    I really like the typeface on this post.

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  2. That's looking pretty darned good for a machine that was shipped with no protection. Good work and thanks for feeding the type specimen collection!

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  3. Hi Bill, once the frustration, desperation and dilemmas evaporated, it looks like the time you put in fixing it has really paid off.

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  4. I didn't realize there was such a range of typefaces for this machine. What an excellent bit of documentation, Bill.

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  5. congrats and happy typing. now if I could only find the proportional one somewhere...

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  6. Fantastic Hermes Typeface collection! Thanks for putting this up.

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  7. It's great to hear that your were able to fix it!
    And thanks for the Hermes specimens of writing.

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  8. Aristos is a great!
    I wonder if this kind of proportional spacing typefaces were common or not, I mean, if people really preferred those typewriters instead of a conventional fixed-spacing one...

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    1. From what I understand the proportional were only available on the Office Machines and the Ambassador Electric. Perhaps someone who knows more about typewriters than I do could tell us more. It may be the fonts were only available on electric machines.

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  9. Thanks for the typeface pics!! Very useful indeed. I have also only found the french examples.

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  10. Thanks for the typeface pics!! Very useful indeed. I have also only found the french examples.

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