Historical ATF Type Specimen Book Goes Digital


Sevanti Letterpress has made the 1923 edition of the American Type Founders (ATF) Specimen Book available for download as a free PDF.

Each page was scanned in at 400 DPI for magnified reading, then saved as a 1GB PDF. The group also broke the tome into smaller chunks for easier downloading, made a low-resolution version for viewing on a tablet, and had the entire book OCR-scanned to create searchable text.

The beautifully crafted, 1100-page book provides examples of text and best uses, calling card etiquette, templates, wedding invites, ads, and advertising terminology.

Get it here.