Copyright (c) Ian Lynam, 2004. All rights reserved.
This typeface is the definitive version of Oswald Bruce Cooper’s classic typeface Cooper Italic. 1926 saw the release of Cooper Black Italic. During the design process, Cooper relentlessly experimented with the forms of the letters, creating multiple options for each letterform. It includes a full uppercase, lowercase, figure, and punctuation character set, Response to Cooper Black Italic was overwhelmingly positive and the typeface sold very well. These two typefaces are the result of researching Cooper’s original drawings and series of engraved proofs for both typefaces. The typefaces include the original ligatures, and a range of punctuation and diacritics, et al, that fill out a full character set. The typeface have been lovingly kerned for the smoothest result in text setting. This font updates and complements the fun, friendly Cooper Black Swash Italic, an old Chicago-style display typeface. It is great for retro designs and forward-thinking contemporary graphic design.