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The first known printing in the syllabary was December 1827 in the Missionary Herald; the types and press were shipped to the Cherokee Nation in November 1827, according to letters between the ABCFM and the missionary in C. The Cherokees began printing their newspaper, the Cherokee Phoenix in February 1828." Harvard has an old type specimen book: "Specimen of printing types and metal ornaments, cast at the New England Type Foundry by Greele & Willis, Congress Street, Boston" (New England Type and Stereotype Foundry, Boston: Beals, Homer & Co., Printers, 1828). An extrabold weight, Airport Black, was cut by Baltimore about 1943; information on this cutting is scarce and contradictory- one account says it was designed by Bill Stremic or Bill Blakefield, another that it was designed by Carl Hupie (or Hooper), and cut by Herman Schnoor.
In this book, most specimens have imprint: Baker & Greele, Boston, some dated. There is also Airport Black Condensed Title and Airport Broad.
Mac Mc Grew: Czarin and Czarin Title were produced by Baltimore Type&Composition Corporation about 1948, the name being derived from the Czarnowsky family which owned the foundry.
Czarin Title, issued first, is a copy of Offenbach Medium, a set of pen-drawn capitals designed by Rudolf Koch about 1935 for the Klingspor foundry in Germany.
Airport Relief, Baltimore 299, is English Monotype Gill Sans Cameo Ruled, while Airport Tourist, Baltimore 602, is Futura Display, cast from electrotype mats of the German foundry type. Mac Mc Grew: Baltimore Script is a fancy style designed by Tommy Thompson and cut by George Battee for Baltimore Type in 1955.
The lowercase follows the general style of a script letter hand-written with a broad pen, although the inclination is slight and the letters don't quite connect. It is suitable for stationery, announcements, and greeting cards, but its range of small sizes is hardly enough for advertising use.
Baker and Greele were the first to cast some native Indian type.
For example, in 1827-1829, they cast type for the Cherokee script, a syllabary composed of 85 unique glyphs, each representing a distinct phonetic component.
The 1829 specimen book led James Puckett to develop the beautiful ornamental didone fat typeface Sybarite (2011), which comes in many optical weights.
In 18, they published America's first specimen books. Their work can be found in Spécimen des caractères de la fonderie Bailleul et cie, rue des Boucheries St.-G. Premier cahier (Paris, Imprimé chez Paul Renouard, rue Garancière, n.5. [ Boston-based foundry dating from the 19th century.
Nick Curtis made the Western billboard typeface New Boston WBW (2004) based on a 1826 Baker and Greele face.
Eduard Brox designed Moderne Alt-Fraktur (1907; some give the date 1910). For digital evivals, see Appeal DT (2007, Malcolm Wooden, a revival of Apollo).
House typefaces include the blackletters Angelsächsisch, Archiv-Gotisch (1909), Asta (1902), Freigotisch, and Schöffer-Gotisch (ca. Heinrich (Heinz) König made the blackletter typeface Germania (1903).