Among the very first handwritten script fonts offered by Filmotype in the beginning of the 1950s, Filmotype LaSalle was designed by Ray Baker, a former Lettering Inc employee at the time who named the face after LaSalle street in downtown Chicago.
Filmotype LaSalle was developed from the original font filmstrips and includes a full international character compliment, automatic fractionals, ordinals, and a very large set of alternate characters and ligatures to allow flawless typesetting in dynamic OpenType format.
About the designer:
Finding itself securely at the historical crossroads between lead type and the computer revolution, the Filmotype library, developed in the 1950s and 1960s, grew to encompass several hundred fonts available to designers, providing typeface designs on 2-inch filmstrips.Filmotype initially manufactured a manual phototype machine enabling headline and display typesetting utilizing a photochemical development process, helping to revolutionize the process of advertising layout and lettering.
In 2006, Stuart Sandler and Font Diner revived the Filmotype marque, intending to create high-quality digitizations of this historic collection, adapted for the modern age.