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Counterpunch : making type in the sixteenth century, designing typefaces now

Author: Fred Smeijers
Publisher: London : Hyphen Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed. rev. and resetView all editions and formats
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Typography is still dominated by letterforms from the first one hundred years of European printing. Where were the processes and attitudes that lie behind these forms? Fred Smeijers is a type desinger who learn to design and cut punches: the key instruments with which metal type is made. This book is a work of practical history, with much contemporary relevance.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Smeijers
ISBN: 9780907259428 0907259421
OCLC Number: 762673127
Notes: Originally published: London : Hyphen Press, 1996.
Description: 199 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Fundamental factors --
Punchcutting in its contexts --
Punchcutting in the sixteenth century --
Punchcutting and the working of type --
To the future.
Responsibility: Fred Smeijers.

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Typography is still dominated by letterforms from the first one hundred years of European printing. Where were the processes and attitudes that lie behind these forms? Fred Smeijers is a type desinger who learn to design and cut punches: the key instruments with which metal type is made. This book is a work of practical history, with much contemporary relevance.

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