DIGITAL FONT CATALOGUE
FLASH BOLD ™, No. 373
FLASH BOLD, SOL HESS
EDWIN SHAAR :: SOL HESS

THIS FONT NOW AVAILABLE
THROUGH P22/LANSTON TYPE

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Flash, No. 373

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FLASH FONT

I LANSTON TYPE COMPANY I DIGITAL FONT I

FLASH BOLD , No. 373
Released in 1939

LANSTON MONOTYPE Machine Company cut Flash Bold in 14 to 72 point in 1939. There remains confusion as to whom the design deserves credit. It is either the work of Sol Hess or Edwin W. Shaar. Unfortunately our default resource, Mac McGrew's book, American Metal Typefaces of the Twentieth Century is equally unclear as to the origins. Sol Hess has been mentioned as the originator of the type face.

What is clear, Shaar designed Flash Bold in 1940.

For cultural reasons unexplainable by us, Flash has been very fashionable in European markets consistently outperforming sales in the Americas.

Lanston will soon offer Flash Bold.

EDWIN SHAAR, TYPE DESIGNER
Flash Bold
FLASH BOLD ™, No. 373
Flash Bold Font
EDWIN SHAAR :: SOL HESS
Postscript is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Macintosh and TrueType are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Monotype is a register trademark of AGFA Monotype. Flash, Flash Bold and Lanston are trademarks of Gerald Giampa, DBA Lanston Type Company and his interests. See Legals.