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LECTURE: the art and industry of John Baskerville

17th November 2015

Caroline Archer will be lecturing on the art and industry of John Baskerville at the Bromsgrove U3A
Tuesday 17 November 2015

John Baskerville [1707–75] is local hero with a worldwide reputation who made eighteenth-century Birmingham a city without typographic equal, who changed the course of type design, and emancipated printers the world over. He not only designed a typeface, which has become one of the world’s most widely used, enduring and historically important founts, he also experimented with casting and setting type, improved the construction of the printing-press, helped to develope a new kind of paper and refined the quality of printing inks.

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