Lydian, a san serif typeface with an almost calligraphic feel, was originally designed by Warren Chappell in 1938 for American Type Founders.

The Grunge Papers' holdings of Lydian were obtained from Don Black Linecasting ("letterpress heaven North") of Toronto.

Please note that the printing in the image above is larger than "life size". Between that and the less-than-ideal resolution of the digital photo, the imprint of the type appears larger and rougher than it actually is.