In 1932, Robert Hunter Middleton drew Lafayette for Ludlow, following a fashion for extra condensed types for newspaper headlines that ran through American typography 120 years ago, a style that remains popular with conservative papers.
Onno Schaaps rendition of heavy verticals and horizontals lends authority, while the fine serifs add a delicacy without going to the nineteenth-century extreme of a condensed Latin.
Among other uses, Lafayette is recommended for Newspaper and Book use.
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17 January
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