Robert Hunter Middleton (1898-1905)
Robert Hunter Middleton was born near Glasgow and emigrated to Alabama at the age of ten where his father managed a coal mine. The young Middleton however wanted to become an artist. He came under the sway of the influential German designer Ernst Detterer, and from then on devoted his life to the art of letter design.
Though never a big innovator, he created more than 100 typefaces for his employer, the Ludlow Typograph Company of Chicago where he worked for 40 years. The most well-known ones are the Eusebius italic family of fonts.
[NOM, September 2012]