One Man's Obsession with Rediscovering a Lost Typeface

I feel a little better about my frequent 20-minute computer font procrastination forays after learning about the (literal) depths that Robert Green went to in order to find his perfect typeface:

At low tide, and with a mudlarkers licence, he scoured the Thames foreshore and found three pieces of the original type.

Due to the dangerous nature of the Thames currents and tides a team of professional divers from the Port of London Authority then spent two days looking for more type and a total of 150 pieces were recovered.

Both the backstory and Green's recovery efforts are pretty fascinating.

Doug Lane

Westport, MA, USA