In the early 1980s, when digital lettering was still a novelty, I did some work with what we then called "the Hershey fonts" because we needed freely available vector faces for a project at the now defunct company I was working for at the time. Even knowing nearly nothing about type, I was impressed with what Hershey had achieved with such simplicity.
Skipping forward two decades, I renewed my research into Hershey and put together a preliminary set of web pages "Exploring Dr. Hershey's Typography." I never really completed them, and in the passage of time they disappeared from my web presence.
Since then I have become deeply involved in amateur typefounding: the making of cast metal letterpress printing types. But my respect for Dr. Hershey's accomplishments has not diminished.
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