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RoburPublisher: Canada Type
Robur is a retro typeface household. This typeface has two styles and was published by Canada Type.

It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that these letter shapes recognize. They have the unmistakable color and weight of Cooper Black, Oswald Cooper's most well-known typeface from 1921. What ought to be a surprise is that these letters are actually from George Auriol's Robur Noir (or Robur Black), released in France circa 1909 by the Peignot foundry as a bolder, solid counterpart to its popular Auriol typeface (1901 ). This face precedes Cooper Black by a lots of years and an entire Great War.

Cooper Black has actually constantly been a little an odd typographical phantom to anyone who tried to explain its original function, immediate popularity in the 1920s, and significant revival in the late 1960s. BB&S and Oswald Cooper PR aside, it is quite obvious that the majority of Cooper Black's types did not evolve from Cooper Old Design, as its begetters claimed. And the claim that it collected various Art Nouveau aspects is of course too unclear to be questioned. However when compared to Robur Noir, the "elements" in concern can hardly be debated.

The chronology of this "machine age" ad face in metal is entertaining and stands as rather of a general index of post-Great War international industrial competitors:


- 1901: Peignot releases Auriol, based upon the handwriting of George Auriol (the "ultimate Art Nouveau designer," according to Steven Heller and Louise Fili), and it ends up being really popular.
- 1909-1912: Peignot releases the Robur family of faces. The 8 designs launched are Robur Noir and its italic, a condensed version called Robur Noir Allong

.Font Family:
· Robur Regular
· Robur Italic

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