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typefoundry of Vincent Figgins, 1792-1836.

James Mosley

typefoundry of Vincent Figgins, 1792-1836.

by James Mosley

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Figgins, Vincent, -- d. 1844.

  • The Physical Object
    Paginationp. 29-36
    Number of Pages36
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19557700M

    Intellecta Design is a Brazilian typefoundry interested in typographical research and revivals of all forms of ancient typefaces and handwriting styles. It searches historical churches, museums, antiquaries and similar institutions to develop fonts from old books and documents, and has a large collection of rare catalogues and books from XVI to. [Figgins] Vincent Figgins Type Specimens. and Reproduced in facsimile. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Berthold Wolpe, R.D.I. Printing Historical Society. London, Fold-out specimen sheets. Case bound in green cloth with gilt on spine. Fine with only minor fading on the spine. $85 The Fount Volume I, Issue I.

      He described it as "a book face free from all fancy business." Surveyor is a Didone serif typeface that recalls type found on engraved maps and charts. It was designed by Tobias Frere-Jones in as a custom typeface for use in Martha Stewart Living magazine and released publicly in March , in a wider range of styles, by the type foundry. Didone is a genre of serif typeface that emerged in the late 18th century and was the standard style of general-purpose printing during the nineteenth. It is characterized by:Missing: Vincent Figgins.

    [beautiful condition, with just a few traces of wear at the corners; in the original clear acetate dust jacket, similarly nice]. A beautiful, near-pristine copy of the original catalogue for one of the most notable West Coast art exhibitions of its day, the first U.S. retrospective of the work of French-born artist Marcel Duchamp, presented in by the Pasadena Art Museum under its Missing: typefoundry. Christophe Plantin (Dutch: Christoffel Plantijn; c. – 1 July ) was an influential Renaissance humanist and book printer and publisher. Plantin was a prolific printer and prosperous entrepreneur, publishing more than 40 editions of emblem books.


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Typefoundry of Vincent Figgins, 1792-1836 by James Mosley Download PDF EPUB FB2

Figgins is also believed to have introduced the term ‘sans-serif’, with the introduction of a typeface of that name in the s – possibly All images shown below have been extracted from the book ‘Vincent Figgins Type Specimens – and ’, published in by the Printing Historical Society. Vincent Figgins (), of Peckham, England, was a British type-founder.

After an apprenticeship with Joseph Jackson, he established his own type foundry in His company was extremely successful and, with its range of modern serif faces and display typefaces, helped to define the styles of British printing in the nineteenth century.

Vincent Figgins Trend-setting British punchcutter and typefounder, known for his craftsmanship. He was apprentice to Joseph Jackson frombut was apparently not prepared to work under William Caslon III, who bought the foundry when Jackson died in ; he opened his own foundry the same year.

The first recorded slab serif type appears in. Vincent Figgins () Vincent Figgins was a British punchcutter and typefounder who worked as an apprentice to Joseph Jackson fromand left to set up his own foundry in He is credited with the design of the first slab-serif or Egyptian typeface, which he released under the name Antique inon which Egiziano Black was based.

Vincent Figgins (borndied 2. in Peckham) created the fonts Egiziano and Monotype Ionic® (). The original design of Egiziano Black is attributed to Vincent Figgins in As its name suggests, Egiziano Black is a typical example of an Egyptian, or slab serif typeface.

Use the Egiziano Black font for posters and titling. Type Specimens from the Vincent Figgins Type Foundry – Ma – pm The British punch-cutter and typefounder Vincent Figgins () ran a notable London typefoundry and is credited with designing the first Egyptian (slab serif) typeface, which he simply named ‘Antique’ and released in Type Specimens from the Vincent Figgins Type Foundry – – A Blog about Typography, Letterpress and Printing History Type Design, Graphic Design, Letterpress, Reflection, It Cast, Typography, Industrial Revolution, Writing, History.

The earliest manuals appear in 18th-century Germany. The most important of these is a little book that was printed, published and probably written by Johann Michael Funcke, Kurtze Anleitung von Form- und Stahlschneiden (Erfurt, ). It is an account of several trades related to printing, such as wood-engraving (of which it is the first published manual), punchcutting (the first.

“A type specimen may be understood to mean an orderly and preferably complete conspectus of the typefaces available in a particular typefoundry or printing house, offering a choice of types for sale in the one case and for use in the other.

It may be a single sheet or a book. From the company of Vincent Figgins: Specimen book, Published by Figgins' sons who took over his foundry on his retirement in ; dated to the year after Vincent Figgins' death. Published by Figgins' sons who took over his foundry on his retirement in ; dated to the year after Vincent Figgins Category: Serif.

CHAPTER 9 HISTORY OF GRAPHIC DESIGN. STUDY. PLAY. Terms in this set () EUGENE GRASSET. Vincent Figgins. specimen book presented the first 19th centruy version of tuscan style letters. Thus the typeface grew in popularity and length.

In competition with Thorne's Fann Street Foundry. had foundry with calson. [GB, UK] Vincent Figgins. - Figgins was Jackson's apprentice, but unable to purchase that foundry at Jackson's death. He therefore started his own. Later R. Stevens (his grandson). Merged in with P.

Shanks [Patent Type Foundry] to form Stevens, Shanks. Didone (/diˈdoʊni/) is a genre of serif typeface that emerged in the late 18th century and was the standard style of general-purpose printing during the nineteenth. It is characterized by: Narrow and unbracketed (hairline) serifs. - Vincent Figgins, Specimen of Printing Types, Figgins was a type founder who launched the first slab-serif typeface in From The Book of Books: years of Graphic Innovation by Matthieu Lommen, Thames & Hudson.

Included in this debut number: the first of a series of articles exploring the aesthetics of photography, by Helmut Gernsheim; an article (the first in English, it claims) about the illustrations of Jean Lurçat; an article, "The Typefoundry of Vincent Figgins, ," by James Mosley; an article by Edward.

Vincent Figgins Last updated Janu Vincent Figgins (), of Peckham, England, was a British type-founder. [1] After an apprenticeship with Joseph Jackson, he established his own type foundry in His company was extremely successful and, with its range of modern serif faces and display typefaces, helped to define the styles of British printing in the nineteenth century.

This typeface was designed by Vincent Figgins (). It first appeared in with the publication of: Specimen of Printing Types, by Vincent Figgins. A sans from an early Vincent Figgins type specimen. Larger view. (Image source: Typefoundry) Eventually Vincent Figgins (whom you may remember as being credited with the first slab-serif type) called the new style “sans serif,” which became the widely accepted term, although you’ll see many of the old terms in use on some typefaces.

Vincent Figgins was an apprentice at Jackson's Foundry, but unable to purchase that foundry at Jackson's death. He therefore started his own firm in The term sans-serif was first employed in by the Figgins foundry. The founder's great grandson, Richard Herbert Stevens, arranged the merger with type: Ltd.

At the same time, new designs of letter began to appear around the beginning of the nineteenth century, such as "fat face" typefaces (based on serif faces of the period, but much bolder), slab serifs (first seen from Vincent Figgins around ), sans-serifs (already used in custom lettering but effectively unused in printing before the s) and new blackletter faces.

Big Band Jump: Personality Interviews by Kennedy, Don (collected by) and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Vincent Figgins establishes his typefoundry in London Aloysius Senefelder develops an entirely new printing technique of lithography or ‘printing from the stone’, which relies on the repulsion between the water used to treat the limestone carrying the image to be printed, and the oil in the ink.James Mosley book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. James Mosley, noted printing and graphic arts scholar, was librarian of the S Missing: typefoundry.