Posts Tagged ‘1937’

November 19

On this day in 1937 the New York Club of Printing House Craftsmen met and honored as its guest of the evening the type designer, Frederic W. Goudy. A veteran of the lecture platform after countless appearances all over the United States, the seventy-two year old Goudy was completely at his ease. As the unquestioned [...]

November 17

In a paper read at the annual Henrietta Hertz Lecture on Aspects of Art before the British Academy in London on November 17, 1937, the typographic historian, Stanley Morison, discoursed upon the art of printing, attempting to apply his logical reasoning to just why and under what conditions printing could aspire to be an art. [...]

July 21

“Dear RR,” wrote a distinguished designer of printer’s typefaces on this day in 1937 to an equally distinguished graphic artist who was then working upon his first type design: “the way I work at present is to draw an alphabet 10 times 12-point size, with a pen or brush, the letters carefully finished.” The type [...]