Posts Tagged ‘The Fleuron’

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 [...]

Stanley Morison, Typography’s Most Remarkable Man

Were printers in every part of the globe to be asked, “Who is the foremost living typographic scholar?” there is no doubt that the name of an austere, 70-year-old Englishman, Stanley Morison, would be most often mentioned. Here in the United States printers accept the late Daniel B. Updike as the great typographic historian, along [...]

September 26

Writing on notepaper bearing the imprint, “at the Fleuron, 10 Adam Street, Adelphi, w.c.” Holbrook Jackson addressed himself to Oliver Simon Esq., at the Curwen Press, on this date in 1922: “Dear Simon, Thanks for yours of the 19th. I have spoken to Morison and he agrees with you and me that The Fleuron Society [...]