By Alexander S. Lawson
To the layman, all printing varieties glance an analogous. yet for typographers, picture artists and others of that lunatic fringe who think that the letters we glance at day-by-day (and take fullyyt without any consideration) are of profound significance, the query of the way letters are shaped, what form they think, and the way they've got advanced continues to be one in every of passionate and carrying on with concern.
Lawson explores the titanic territory of sorts, their improvement and makes use of, their antecedents and offspring, with precision, perception, and readability. Written for the layman yet containing exhaustive examine, drawings and synopses of typefaces, this booklet is a necessary addition to the library of somebody s typographic library. it truly is, as Lawson states, no longer written for the printer confident that there are already too many typefaces, yet fairly for that curious a part of the inhabitants that believes the other; that the subtleties of refinement as applies to roman and cursive letters haven't begun to be totally investigated and that the creation of the proper typeface continues to be a objective to be as a lot wanted through current as via destiny style designers. a person intending to typographic knowledge may still personal and treasure this vintage.
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With Hammer's wife, Carolyn Reading Hammer, has completed the funt. Mrs. Hammer plans to use the type for work that she continues to produce in her husband's tradition. ry style may be readily noticed by students of letter forms. The historical uncial alphabet was chiefly a minuscule:, that is, there: was no distinction between capitals and lowercase letters. Hammer's uncial, however, has both forms for each letter, embodying his attempt- fundamental to his dedication to legibility -to bring about the fusion of the black-letter and roman alphabets.
And Asaph. and Heman, and Jeduthun the king's seer; and the porters waired at ew:ry gate; they might not depart from their service; for their brethren rhe Levites prepared for them. So all the service of the Lord was prepared the same day, to keef> the passover, and to offer burnt offerings upon the altar of the Lord, aa:ordmg to the commandment of king Josiah. And the children of Israel dut were present kept the passover at due rime, and the feast of unleaw:ned bread seven days. And there was no passover like to that, kept in lsrad from the days of Samuel the prophet; neither did aU the kings of Israel keep such a passover as Josiah kept, and the priests, and the Levites, and all Judah and Israel that were present.
At Bowles's suggestion Rogersi also went East in 1895. Not long after his arrival . in Boston he met Daniel Berkeley Updike, who had recently established his Merrym1unt Press after having spent a number of years at the Riverside Pr~ of the publishing house Houghton, Mifflin & Company. Updik~ introduced Rogers to George H. Mifflin, who offered him empiotment as a designer at Riverside. Rogers remained 63 Drawings of CcntallC type by Bn><:e Rogers there until 1912, a seventeen-year stint during which he fully established himself as a book designer of remarkable ability.
Anatomy of a Typeface by Alexander S. Lawson