PRINTER'S TYPE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: MANUFACTURING AND DESIGN METHODS.
First edition. The last years of the nineteenth century saw the final stages in the transition of type manufacture from a craft to an industrial process, and the first appearance of complex mechanical systems for the composition of text. A hundred years later, text composition used only the simple mechanisms inside laser printers and image-setters, and type manufacture was well on the way to becoming a craft process once again; though now with computer displays and software replacing steel punches and copper matrices.
Printer's Type in the Twentieth Century traces the evolution of type manufacture and design from hand punch-cutting through hot-metal and photographic composition to laser image-setting and the PostScript revolution. The book takes a theoretical view of its topic, rather than a simple narrative approach. It is intended for readers interested in recent typographic history, and the relationships between design methods and production technologies in type manufacture.
Richard Southall has been involved with type and typography since the early 1960s; in publishing, composing-machine manufacture and development, teaching, research and consultancy. All enthusiasts of typography and its fascinating history will enjoy this important work. Contains 150 illustrations. Co-published with The British Library. Sales Rights: North & South America only; available elsewhere from The British Library.
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FINDING ONE'S WAY 1975 - 2001.
One of ten copies. This is an important collection of early works from the Hesterberg Press. Each clamshell box contains twenty-three original works in seven folders along with a sewn booklet printed on Zerkall mould-made paper, which gives a history of the Hesterberg Press and a full descirption of each work. Eleven Thomas Bewick engravings, printed from wood, are featured in typocrafters' keepsakes, broadsides and sewn booklets. Also are several folio signatures from three of the early books.
The works are presented in secure folders in chronological order and represent the major works of the press during this period. The clamshell box is covered in cloth with a blind stamped cover and gold stamped label by the Campbell-Logan Bindery, Minneapolis.