Frederick Thomas Wimble was best known as an ink maker and printers’ furnisher, supplying the printing trades throughout Australia and New Zealand through his company FT Wimble & Co. He also produced fonts, identical to American and British ones, but with Australian names. Examples of these are Canberra Old Style (Century), Jenolan Old Style (Goudy), Wimbles Scholastic (Century Schoolbook) and Oceanic Shaded (Antique Shaded). Kembla Open Face, his re-naming of Caslon Open Face, is my favourite—if only because it makes me wonder what it was about the steel town that inspired the naming choice!

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