Bulletin Script - Wood Type Digitization
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    Bulletin Script was a style offered by several American wood type manufacturers in the late 19th Century. It may actually be one of the most icon… Read More
    Bulletin Script was a style offered by several American wood type manufacturers in the late 19th Century. It may actually be one of the most iconic styles of the late 1960 Psychedelic era when Victorian revival was in full swing. Read Less
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HWT Bulletin Script Two by Paul Hunt
Bulletin Script was a style offered by several American wood type manucaturers in the late 19th Century. It may actually be one of the most iconic styles of the late 1960 Psychedelic era when Victorian revival was in full swing. The style known as "Bulletin Script No. 2” varies from the more commonly seen Bulletin in that its bottom strokes have a concave swash to them rather than rounded bulbous bottom terminals. This new digitization features over 300 glyphs including Central European characters.
Hamilton Museum director Jim Moran pulls Bulletin Script wood type from display cabinets to proof for the digitization project. The Hamilton Collection provided the primary reference for this digitization.
Proofs from the collection of Indiana University provided missing character reference for ligatures and a few other characters not found in the Hamilton Collection.
Original wood type styles that share the features of HWT Bulletin Script Two include:
• Heber-Wells Bulletin Condensed (No. 5167)
• Morgan and Wilcox Bulletin Script No. 2 (No. 3184)
• Hamilton 117
• Wm. H. Page & Co No. 111
Available from P22 Type Foundry's Hamilton Wood Type Collection