In my research for reviving Tippecanoe, WAD's take on a Didone, I have received a lot of information from many generous and knowing designers, researchers and Dwiggins aficionado's. Still I find I am lacking some information, so I hope one of you can help me out. What I am looking for:
– Images of the drawings of experimental #283
, which I suppose is much closer to the result than #268: anyone who would want to share those with me (the Boston Library, where they are, does not have them digitized yet, and I am in Europe…)
- Printed samples of the roman, especially the proofs on smooth paper, in rather high resolution: most of what I have are either reprints or lack clarity
Then some lingering questions:
- What are the origins of the name 'Tippecanoe' for this typeface?
- Why this rather heavy weight to start with?
- Why was it used in 'the creaking stair', why only there, and why only italic (with the titles in roman capitals)?
Looking forward to what anyone may come up with,