Posts Tagged ‘1927’

December 9

Oz Cooper the fine Chicago artist and type designer, wrote on December 9, 1927, to Richard N. McArthur, then advertising manager of the typefoundry, Barnhart Brothers & Spindler: “Dwiggins should be seduced, and I was thinking that I might write him some day and try to get him interested. Not with any definite proposal, you [...]

November 28

Rummaging through a shelf-full of books in an open air church sale in a small Vermont village, the writer came across a rather plain little red book bearing a pasted-on label with the unmistakable stamp of the Merrymount Press. Furthermore, its title, A Plan of Printing Instruction for the Public Schools, related it to the [...]

October 29

“What do we mean by ‘printing’?” The question was asked by Bruce Rogers in a letter written this day in 1927 to the editor of The Saturday Review of Literature. Rogers was attempting to clarify what he believed to be obscure terminology in discussions concerning the craft of printing. The distinguished typographer went on to [...]