Sante Pro

In 1938, McGraw Hill Book Company published “Letters and Lettering”, a book by two masters of the art, Paul Carlyle and Guy Oring. This early version of the publication featured a collection of pages with one line specimens of varying lettering styles all in the same quote, “Silence is a great peacemaker.” By no means was this a pangram, like “the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog,” using all of the letters of the alphabet, but it was still nonetheless a great visual inspiration resource starting point.

Sante Pro started from one of these “great peacemaker” one line specimens. I have to give Jim all the credit on this one, as he took the original specimen and fleshed it out to an amazingly rich and full character set font, with the added flourished initials set. This came out just as amazing as the original specimen suggested.