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Designing for legibility and ease of typesetting, Ernst Detterer and Robert Hunter Middleton used large, open letter shapes that would result in "self-spacing" pieces of type--i.e. type that didn't for typesetters to insert extra spaces between letters during the typesetting process.

Designing for legibility and ease of typesetting, Ernst Detterer and Robert Hunter Middleton used large, open letter shapes that would result in “self-spacing” pieces of type–i.e. type that didn’t for typesetters to insert extra spaces between letters during the typesetting process.