Lanston Type Co.
Lanston Type Co. (LTC) has its roots all the way back to the original Lanston Monotype Company of 1887 founded by Tolbert Lanston, when he invented the Monotype casting machine. The company eventually parted ways with its English counterpart, which became simply known as Monotype. The Lanston Type Co. went through mixed fortunes and lost ground to Mergenthaler Linotype. The firm was then sold several times to companies such as American Type Founders, Hartzel Machine Works, Mackenzie and Harris, before it was eventually purchased by Gerald Giampa and re-located to Vancouver Canada in the 1980s. In 2004, P22 Type Foundry acquired Lanston Type Co. From then on, P22 has been in a continuous process of re-mastering the Lanston’s fonts, which include the classic designs of Frederic W. Goudy and Sol Hess, along with newer types by such contemporary masters as Jim Rimmer, Dave Farey, and Gerald Giampa.