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Typefaces an art book by Katherine Noonan


Typefaces an art book by Katherine Noonan


Caslon

William Caslon - 1720-1726 - London


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William Caslon worked in old-style serif letter designs that resemble handwriting. He was inspired by the Dutch Baroque typefaces in England.


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Baskerville

John Baskerville - 1750’s - Birmingham


Baskerville increases the contrast between thin and thick strokes and makes the serifs sharper. This typeface is very popular in book designs and has many modern revivals.


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Didot

Firmin Didot - 1764-1836 -

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After Firmin Didot cut and casted this typeface and his brother, Pierre Didot, used the types in printing. This typeface takes inspiration from John Baskerville and his typeface.


Clarendon

Thorowgood & Co. - 1845 - London


The original design for Clarendon belongs to Rober Besley who was a partner in the Thorowgood & Co. foundry. This typeface has almost become its own genre due to the many adaptations, revivals, and copies its had.


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Futura

Paul Renner - 1927 - USA


This typeface is based on geometric shapes and is similar to the Bauhaus style during that period. It was developed as competition with the Erbar typeface that belonged to Ludwig & Meyer.


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Helvetica

Max Miedinger - 1957 - Switzerland


Q Helvetica has a realist design influenced by the typeface Akzidenz-Grotesk. This typeface became one of the most popular typefaces of the 20th century.


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This typeface was described by Eric Olson be have a “neutral design of near silence.” It is included as a font in Apple’s macOS and is a default font in the iBooks app.


Typefaces  

A typeface picture book that also gives a little info on each typeface. (made for ART 210)

Typefaces  

A typeface picture book that also gives a little info on each typeface. (made for ART 210)

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