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Printing History New Series 15

New Series Number 15 (January 2014)
Donald C. O’Brien, “The Engravers of Philadelphia’s Port Folio Magazine”
Walker Rumble, “Jacobs, Dwiggins and the Short Life of Linotype Charter”
 


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Printing History New Series 14

New Series Number 14 (July 2013)
Gary H. Price, "Printing Mathematics"
Mathilde Kredel Brown Swanson, "Fritz Kredel: Artist, Illustrator, and Grandfather"
 


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The Scythe and the Rabbit: Simon de Colines and the Culture of the Book in Renaissance Paris
The Scythe and the Rabbit: Simon de Colines and the Culture of the Book in Renaissance Paris
The Scythe and the Rabbit: Simon de Colines and the Culture of the Book in Renaissance Paris
The Scythe and the Rabbit: Simon de Colines and the Culture of the Book in Renaissance Paris

Simon de Colines was one of the greatest typographers, printers and publishers of the Renaissance. He has nevertheless been unfairly neglected. Apart from a pair of scholarly bibliographies, published a century apart, this is the first book-length study of his work.


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About More Alphabets
About More Alphabets
About More Alphabets
About More Alphabets
About More Alphabets

This book, a companion volume to the Typophile Chapbook About Alphabets (1960, updated 1970), describes Zapf's post-1970 type designs and provides new research on many of the earlier types. In this volume, Jerry Kelly describes the origins and history of numerous Hermann Zapf typefaces including Marconi, ITC Zapf International, Linotype Zapfino, and Zapf Civilité. Kelly also includes new information on the Palatino nova and Optima nova families.


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The Book Jackets of Ismar David
The Book Jackets of Ismar David
The Book Jackets of Ismar David
The Book Jackets of Ismar David

This book rediscovers an important contribution to a popular field of graphic design and suggests that Ismar David's calligraphic book jackets present a viable alternative to the current design approach.


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The Art of the Book in the Twentieth Century
The Art of the Book in the Twentieth Century
The Art of the Book in the Twentieth Century
The Art of the Book in the Twentieth Century
The Art of the Book in the Twentieth Century
The Art of the Book in the Twentieth Century
The Art of the Book in the Twentieth Century

Throughout the twentieth century, modern design theories in combination with newer printing technologies offered book designers far more options than were previously available to them. Utilizing these resources, some skillful artisans produced stunning designs in period style, arranging modern re-cuttings of early type designs with historical decoration that resulted in the creation of truly beautiful books; while others preferred a more contemporary aesthetic, building upon earlier principles in a fresh, novel manner.


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The Bentons

The ease with which we can choose a typeface today from a plethora of options to fit a particular need is something we may take for granted, but it is possible only because of the tremendous amount of labor and ingenuity that came before. The story of the lives and work of Linn Boyd Benton and Morris Fuller Benton is an important chapter in the history of type, recalling a time in American history when men quietly worked at developing and improving mechanical technologies that they thought would continue evolving incrementally into the future.

Foreword by Matthew Carter.


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A Specimen Portfolio of Wood Type in the Cary Collection
A Specimen Portfolio of Wood Type in the Cary Collection
A Specimen Portfolio of Wood Type in the Cary Collection
A Specimen Portfolio of Wood Type in the Cary Collection
A Specimen Portfolio of Wood Type in the Cary Collection
A Specimen Portfolio of Wood Type in the Cary Collection
A Specimen Portfolio of Wood Type in the Cary Collection
A Specimen Portfolio of Wood Type in the Cary Collection
A Specimen Portfolio of Wood Type in the Cary Collection

Wood type in myriad designs—from stark condensed sans serifs to bizarre ornamental scripts—created variety in commercial advertising more than 180 years ago, and continues today to influence modern signs, posters, and billboards. The Melbert B. Cary, Jr. Graphic Arts Collection at RIT maintains an impressive collection of wood type, numbering over 300 fonts. This book showcases over 250 of our best wood type specimens, including many complete fonts and samples from unusual designs.


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Manuale Zapficum
Manuale Zapficum
Manuale Zapficum
Manuale Zapficum
Manuale Zapficum
Manuale Zapficum
Manuale Zapficum
Manuale Zapficum

Manuale Zapficum, the new limited edition book, commemorates the ninetieth birthdays of typographers Hermann Zapf and Gudrun Zapf von Hesse through beautiful typeface specimens set in homage to the classic design of Hermann Zapf's masterpiece, his 1968 Manuale Typographicum. The 20 specimen designs in the book are based upon quotes about the couple's oeuvre, each typeset in Zapf faces and letterpress printed by several of the Zapfs' colleagues.


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Spend Your Alphabets Lavishly!
Spend Your Alphabets Lavishly!
Spend Your Alphabets Lavishly!
Spend Your Alphabets Lavishly!

"Spend Your Alphabets Lavishly,"—a quote from Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables—aptly describes the lifework of two principal figures in contemporary graphic arts: Hermann and Gudrun Zapf. The Zapfs' 50-year relationship with Rochester Institute of Technology is feted in this exhibition and catalogue, sponsored by RIT’s Melbert B. Cary, Jr. Graphic Arts Collection. The show presents rare holdings of Zapf materials held at the Cary Collection—the foremost Zapf archive outside of Germany.


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