Posts Tagged ‘Talbot Baines Reed’

Books on Type and Typography for Compositors

Here’s a basic collection printers interested in typography should own History, type design, typography and biography in recommended listing Individual opinions vary; printers may want to add other important works Some time ago this department listed the manuals which, since Moxon’s Mechanick Exercises, circa 1683, had influenced the compositor’s craft. There have been several inquiries [...]

April 16

In a paper read before the Society of Arts in London on this day in 1890,the English typefounder and writer, Talbot Baines Reed, discussed the revival of interest in typography then taking place. Most of his comments were to the point and bear repeating for the present generation of typographers: “As artists,” he began, “the [...]