Posts Tagged ‘typefounding’

October 6

Under this date in 1868 The Printer’s Register, a British periodical, published the following note: “A Buffalo American Exchange says:—There is no typefoundry in the world superior—either in beauty or durability of its wares—to the famous Johnson Foundry of Philadelphia, now worthily carried on by Messrs. MacKellar, Smiths & Jordan, the successors of the lamented [...]

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 [...]