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ⓘ Amsterdam Type foundry. The Type foundry Amsterdam was a Dutch type foundry which contributed a number of original type designs early in the 20th century. It ev ..




                                     

ⓘ Amsterdam Type foundry

The Type foundry Amsterdam was a Dutch type foundry which contributed a number of original type designs early in the 20th century. It eventually became a division of Tetterode. On October 1, 2000, Tetterode transferred the rights for all their typefaces to Linotype.

In the 20th century only two major typefoundries survived in the Netherlands. In Haarlem the old typefoundry of Koninklijke Enschede & Zonen was their competitor. In order to divide the market, these firms kept a certain difference in type-height. Amsterdam: 66 + 1/24 point Didot, and Enschede: 66 - 1/24 point Didot. Enough to prevent the combined use of their type.

                                     

1.1. Typefaces Cold Type

These designs were produced by the Type foundry Amsterdam for photocomposition:

  • Adonis 1971, Andrea Cretton, later cast in metal by Stephenson Blake.