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¶ D. B. UPDIKES WROTE, 'Truth is the daughter of time'. That was Updike's dismissive prediction Kennerley Oldstyle would never stand the test of time.
Well, what did Updike ever know about time anyway?
There are few modern book type faces worthy of been called original. Kennerley by contrast is the epitome of original in every sense of the word. This type face is an American classic, a strong participant in everything that is good in American culture.
There lacks substantive supporting evidence that Kennerley Oldstyle suffers from Updike's predicted lack of long term popularity. Its' reputation is one of 'resilient' success.
It exudes character, charm and warmth reminiscent of nothing except for itself. It finds itself standing timelessly comfortable amongst the engines of advertising promotions or quiet dignities in book publishing.
On the right Mitchell Kennerley is shown signing a contract for the cutting of a type face by the Lanston Monotype Machine Works. (American Monotype.)
Kennerley's elevations as a distinguished New York art dealer was in addition to his became an illuminating figure in American book publishing circles. Frederic Goudy and Mitchell Kennerley developed much more than a commercial relationship. They were to become close friends.
Unlike Updike, Mitchell Kennerley, knew about time. He was the original publisher of Aldous Huxely's 'The Time Machine'.
¶ SPEAKING OF WHICH, there is a clock and several calendars in the office? What type face?
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