Typographical Printing-Surfaces: The technology and Mechanism of their production, published in 1916 remains a comprehensive survey of all forms of printing and print production techniques, often considered as the most exhaustive work on the subject of typecasting machinery.
I was drawn to the chapter on Logotypes, where he discusses possible reforms in the alphabet. After an extensive study of letter frequencies, the reforms suggested were: TH, th, wh, Wh, ng, sh...etc.
He suggested the gradual replacment of single characters with these new forms. (something similar is also found in the storyline of The sleeper awakes by HG Wells). The prominent replacements were ‘TH’, th and ng.
Here are some WIP sketches of possible characters, proposing how they might appear if as part of the classic typefaces that we are familiar with.
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