SLAB-SERIF BENJAMIN BENJAMIN OSHEYACK OSHEYACK
SLAB-SERIF Vincent Figgins created the first slab-serif typeface in 1817, called Antique. Figgins went on to produce several other slabs, including Giza. He is also know for creating Monotype Ionic, which became a popular mainstay in newspaper text printing.
SLAB-SERIF the four classes Claredon model
How it Came to Be -industrial boom -created for a boom in advertising - invention of the pantograph Metal vs. Wood -Metal type was the standby before things needed to be printed at large sizes. Typefaces were made out of wood simply because tey were easier to manage at large sizes for large prints
PRODUCTION METHODS End-cut: cutting the letter directly out of the wood block by hand
PRODUCTION METHODS Die-cut: use a metal negative of the letter to stamp into the woodblock
PRODUCTION METHODS Veneer: cutting a thin slice of the letterform out and affixing it to the wood block.
GRAPHY GRAPHY BIBLIO BIBLIO GRAPHY BIBLIO BIBLIOGRAPHY http://www.utexas.edu/cofa/rrk/ “Graphic Design History: A Critical Guide” http://www.identifont.com/show?2K http://woodtype.org/about/whatis
Published on Mar 29, 2012