Today I came across an incredible typeface: Gong designed by Johannes Wagner, released 1953. Here’s a link to a scan; it has to be seen big to appreciate it: http://luc.devroye.org/gong.jpg
Gong has a fabulous chalk texture that looks fairly convincing in a first-generation print. I can’t figure out how they made this work as metal type. Did an autistic punchcutter actually engrave a chalk texture into punches? Did they have a machine that could engrave the pattern into the matrices the way the Bentons did with their shaded series?