Hand-bills, advertisements, posters and printed goods from the late 18th/early 19th century have become iconic in history of graphic design. Since the use of hand cut wood letters, and how to deal with (white) space on an analogue printing press, there is special esthetics and big magic about the golden age of show print poster shops. Nowadays exceedingly few of us will still design and manufacture posters manually on the printing bed ever again after graduation, let alone space issues or the loss of material. As you see next I’m a big fan of that kind of posters. As I was sick of using countless different fonts and styles of different font families to establish the good old look, I wished for a single variable font to give me the flavour of ink and solvents under finger nails. I ever wondered why there wasn’t such, so I did one and they gave me a diploma in return. Or at least they intent to, when I finished my last essays.