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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.
The H.P.K. Autoscan was developed in 1955 and manufactured by Hunter-Penrose Ltd.
Hawthorn Baker Ltd launched the new Cornerstone Mixed Forme Base in April 1956.
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.
The Autophoenix Model ZB two-rev and the Victoria BR II SW were marketed by Polygraph-Export in 1956
The “Unicast’ was a hand typecasting machine made in the 1950s by Ufina Ltd, London
The early 19th century was a golden age of book collecting
The “Rocor’ was designed in 1950 by O. Eigeldinger for Oscar Friedheim Ltd, London
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
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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