Thorowgood is designed from an original wood font specimen sheet.
Spumoni is Garret Boges revival of Free Roman, designed by Ross George, and shown in the 1952 edition of the Speedball Text Book.
It is reminiscent of a number of poster lettering designs of the 1940s, all loosely based on the popular Bodoni faces (see also ITC Oswald by David Farey, and Jim Parkinsons Jimbo). Spumonis bouncy, energetic letters infuse headlines, titles, and even small blocks of large text with a merry touch.
This font started life in 1893 at the Boston Type Foundry, but was also cast at the Central Type Foundry. Both were members of the ATF combine formed in 1892.
Like so many interesting fonts of its day, it was issued without a lowercase, limiting its use to display headlines. Sometime in the early 1990s, we designed a lowercase to go with it.