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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.

Monotype Ionic

Antique

Giza


SLAB-SERIF the four classes Claredon model

Neo-grotesque model

Typewriter model

Italienne 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.


MANUFACTURER HISTORY


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


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