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JOHN BASKER VILLE 1706-1775


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" o, rather than appear foolish afterward, I renounce seeming clever now."


ab l e of T he Li s ts

Background

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Analysis

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Type of Families

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Comparisons

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End Quotes

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B AC K GRO UN D

T he Hi s to r i e s

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askervillle was born in the village of Wolverley, and was a printer in Birmingham. He was an English businessman, but the best remembered as a printer and a typographer. His masterpiece, the Holy Bible of 1763, is regarded by many to be the finest book printed in English.

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ohn Baskerville’s most notable typeface Baskerville represents the peak of transitional typeface and bridges the gap between Old Style and Modern Type design. 3


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BACBAC K GKGROUN ROU ND D T

he Baskerville typeface is the result of John’s intent to improve upon the types of William Caslon. Emigre released a popular revival of this typeface in 1996 called Mrs Eaves, named for Baskerville’s wife, Sarah Eaves.

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e increased the contrast between think and thin strokes, making the serifs sharper and more tapered, and shifted the axis of rounded letters to a more vertical position.

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e later died on 8th of January 1775. 4


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Type of

Families

E X A MP L E example

Baskervi l l e-norm al

EXAM P LE exa mpl e

Li bre Baskervi l l e-reg ul ar

E XA MP L E examp le

Li bre Baskervi l l e-i tal i c

EXA M P LE examp le

Li bre Baskervi l l e bol d

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“Baskerville

is different from the rest David Dunning

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