The Typographic Hub



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24th Jul 2012


The earliest use of the photographic principle in the making of line blocks did not involve a camera but were based on hand-drawn negatives.

17th Jul 2012

H.P.K. Autoscan

The H.P.K. Autoscan was developed in 1955 and manufactured by Hunter-Penrose Ltd.

10th Jul 2012

Cornerstone Mixed Forme Base

Hawthorn Baker Ltd launched the new Cornerstone Mixed Forme Base in April 1956.

4th Jul 2012

Type’s deadly sins

To achieve good typography there are protocols that must be followed, theories to consider and hazards to be avoided! These pitfalls can impede progress or even ruin a design. There are some pitfalls that are worse than most, they are typographic sins that can murder a design if you don’t stay vigilant. So, stay on the straight and narrow and take note of type’s deadly sins.

3rd Jul 2012

Polygraph Presses

The Autophoenix Model ZB two-rev and the Victoria BR II SW were marketed by Polygraph-Export in 1956

26th Jun 2012

The ‘Unicast’ hand-lever type caster

The “Unicast’ was a hand typecasting machine made in the 1950s by Ufina Ltd, London

20th Jun 2012

William Savage

The early 19th century was a golden age of book collecting

19th Jun 2012

The ‘Rocor’ round cornering machine

The “Rocor’ was designed in 1950 by O. Eigeldinger for Oscar Friedheim Ltd, London

12th Jun 2012

Old type-body sizes

Before the point system was invented, typefaces of particular sizes were given names that were derived from the jobs they were most frequently used on

6th Jun 2012

Name that face

So you think you have an eye for a face; test your typographic observations with this quiz and see if you can name that face!

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