Posts Tagged ‘Pierre Simon Fournier’

September 15

In the city of Paris on this day in 1712 was born into the family of the printer and typefounder Jean Claude Fournier, a son—Simon Pierre or as he is more commonly known, Pierre Simon. The younger Fournier made a unique contribution to typefounding, both in theory and practice, by inventing a system of type [...]

January 10

Pierre Simon Fournier called le juene, applied upon this day in 1757 to be appointed a master printer, without the necessity of serving as an apprentice and journeyman. For Fournier this was no quick way to success, as he was then forty-four years of age and already a distinguished punchcutter and typefounder. He but wished [...]