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The Prints and the Pauper

ink. When Pliny compared the “India ink” exported from the port of Barbaricum to the best inks made in Rome, he was unwittingly singing the praises of Chinese ink, which…

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Reviving Caslon

…Caslon—Williams Caslon—I came to two conclusions about revivals generally. First, the pursuit of authenticity is a snare and a trap. Don’t go there. Second, particularly if it’s an old typeface,…

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Pure Gold

…initals are printed in gold. Whereas the illuminators of medieval manuscripts prepared their liquid gold ink or shell gold by combining flaked gold with gum arabic, it appears that Ratdolt…

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Letterpress From Scratch

…letter being inked and then pressed against the paper—and this is why it’s both interesting and expensive. Thinking a little further about it for each page the printer needs a…

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The First Roman Fonts

…the inked type meets the paper, its impression is unique. The texture or tooth of the paper, the dampness of the paper, the viscosity of the ink, evenness of the…

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Reviving Caslon

…being about the width of the n. (Thanks to Peter Enneson for the graphic.) Both the evident regularity and the deviations from total regularity are, I think, characteristic of good…

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An Interview with Ludwig Übele

…experiment with Erik van Blokland’s Superpolator. I moved a so-called ink trap gradually from left to right and from top to bottom. I based the construction of Marat on one of the…

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Type Camp India

…and pulled our ink. 1. Nina pulling her first screen; 2. Two-color screenprint by the author. People are braver than you think We visited the ad agency Ogilvy in Chennai. Prakash…

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Botticelli & the Typographers

…or incised crevices and grooves, thus extra pressure is required to push or emboss the paper into those inked grooves to transfer the ink to the paper. Leonardo da Vinci…

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The origins of abc

…numerous ligatures. 2.2 Hieratic script, 12th Dynasty. A yet later form is demotic, which represents the most abstract form of Egyptian hieroglyphs. Although written mostly in ink on papyrus, the…

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TYPE HISTORY MAKING FONTS TYPOGRAPHIC FIRSTS POPULAR