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3rd Oct 2010

Essays in design

All decades have a delusive face. Viewed from a distance we are captured by their different names, ascribe each with sundry characteristics, and label them. They are not, of course, really periods at all, no more than any other ten-year span would be.

3rd Oct 2010

Technically tiny

The production of miniature books has been an enduring fascination for the public, but it also allows printers to demonstrate their technical prowess

3rd Oct 2010

The top ten Great British printers

It was no easy task to select the top visionaries from an industry flushed with innovators, but here’s our top ten of Great British printers

3rd Oct 2010

Apprentices

Prints Past / The master’s duties toward his apprentice were to feed, clothe, and teach him

3rd Oct 2010

American wood type

Prints Past / Wood had been used for making type for hundreds of years

3rd Oct 2010

Against printers

Prints Past / Father Filippon de Strata, a priest, was a luddite when it came to printing

3rd Oct 2010

American point system

Prints Past / Working to standardizing type body sizes

3rd Oct 2010

William E Loy

Prints Past / A printing equipment salesman turned biographer

3rd Oct 2010

Pin marks

Prints Past / Pin marks were small circular indentations on the side of foundry type

3rd Oct 2010

Grub Street News

Prints Past / Grub Street News was publishers’ slang meaning false news

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