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Printer's type in the twentieth century : manufacturing and design methods

Author: Richard Southall
Publisher: London : British Library ; New Castle, DE : Oak Knoll Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Printer's Type in the Twentieth Century traces the evolution of type manufacture and design from hand punch-cutting through hot-metal and photographic composition to laser image-setting and the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Southall, Richard.
Printer's type in the twentieth century.
London : British Library ; New Castle, DE : Oak Knoll Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607409859
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Southall
ISBN: 0712348123 9780712348126 1584561556 9781584561552
OCLC Number: 56752380
Description: xv, 238 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Metal type --
Cutting type by hand --
Making designs for hand punchcutting --
Cutting type by machine --
Making designs for machine-cut type --
Hot-metal typesetting --
Fonts and typefaces in metal type --
Perpetua and Lutetia --
The photographic matrix --
Making type by photography --
Drawing characters for the Lumitype --
The design of Univers --
The search for speed --
Scanned-matrix photocomposition --
Fonts and typefaces in photomatrix manufacture --
Digital and numerical techniques --
Digital and numerical photocomposition --
Digital and numerical fonts --
Laser imagesetters and the Post-Script revolution --
The Stone typeface family --
Making type with programs --
Computer science and typography --
The Colorado typemaking project.
Responsibility: Richard Southall.

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