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Good Times by Alice Lee, Johnny Bisaha, Torsten Thorne & Laura Findley


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The Times New Roman appeared for the first time on October 3rd, 1932, in the Times Magazine.

It was commissioned after Stanley Morison had written an article criticizing the magaizine for being badly printed and typographically behind. Because of it’s legibility at small point sizes,

Even though it originally was created for the printing of newspapers with stereotype-plates, it also became popular as the leading type for books on Monotype, Linotype and Intertype-setting machines shortly after it’s release.

it has become one of the most ubiquitous typefaces in history.

Ubiquitus Type\ the typeface has been influential in the subsequent development of a number of serif typefaces both before and after the start of the digital font era.


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Times New Roman is perfect for body text or any publication that calls for a classic but practical look. The font was adapted from old style fonts to give excellent legibility and good economy. You could see this font in various books and newspapers.

The Image above is a diagram explaining the major characteristics of the “Times New Roman” font.

Notice the wedge shaped serifs at the ends of the descenders and ascenders.

This helps bring the overall legibility of the font together and helps guide the eye flawlessly from character to character.

The font has a slightly slanted, almost upright stress. This was one of the main upgrades from its predecessors, rather than having a completely upright, or largely slanted stress, it sits directly in the middle, and is very comfortable to read in that sense.

The horizontal crossbar was also an upgrade from previous fonts. Before “Times New Roman,” there was a slight slant up on letters such as “e” or “t,” having a horizontal crossbar guides the eye very fluidly through lines of text.

It acts as a guide for an entire body of text, rather than only from letter to letter.


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Microsoft has distributed Times New Roman with every copy of Microsoft Windows since version 3.1, and the typeface is used as the default in many applications for MS Windows, especially word processors and Web browsers.

Linotype’s Times Roman is the default Apple Mac OS X font for serif, roman and generic font families.

Researchers in 2008 found that satirical readings of text printed in Times New Roman were perceived as more funny and angry than those printed in Arial.

Monotype’s Times New Roman is installed by default in latest versions of Mac OS X (example: 10.4). In 2004, the United States Department of State announced that as of 1 February 2004, all US diplomatic documents would use 14-point Times New Roman instead of the previous 12-point Courier New.


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Stanely Morison is famous, not for his own designs, but for his championing of typography and his own literature of typography. He revived many He was arrested as a typefaces and commissioned new conscientious objector in typefaces, including World War I and spent time Gill Sans and Times in prison. New Roman. He wrote a famous essay in 1930 entitled First Principles of Typography. Born in Essex, he left school at 14 to work in an office.

Mr. Morrison underwent a conversion to Catholicism that seemed to underpin his theories.

Before Morison the usual typefaces used in English printing were Plantin & Caslon.

Morison was the typographical advisor for Monotype. He suggested to Monotype that they remake seven typefaces from the past. This was a revolutionary change. These new creations ushered in creating a new typographical Renaissance.


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