Wadsworth A. Parker

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Wadsworth A. Parker
Born 1864
Died 1938
Petersburg, Virginia
Nationality American
Known for typography

Wadsworth A. Parker (b. 1864 – d. 1938, Petersburg, Virginia) was an American printer and typeface designer. He was a director of the American Type Founders Company, designed many faces for them, and served as head of their specimen department.[1] His faces are typically highly decorative and often capture the Art Deco style of the time.

Typefaces designed Wadsworth A. Parker[edit]

All faces cut by American Type Founders.


  • MacGrew, Mac, American Metal Typefaces of the Twentieth Century, Oak Knoll Books, New Castle Delaware, 1993, ISBN 0-938768-34-4.
  • Rollins, Carl Purlington American Type Designers and Their Work. in Print, V. 4, #1, p. 13.
  1. ^ MacGrew, p. 331.