A Survey of Printing Types in Europe, 1820 to 1990

Description

Following Gutenberg’s development of a practical method of replicating
texts in the mid-fifteenth century, the manufacture of printing types
changed little for more than four centuries and evolved in a linear
manner. However, in the late nineteenth century several major technical
and aesthetic developments changed the look of type in major ways, which
affected the design of type to the present day.



Through a review of influential type designs from William Morris
(Golden-1890; Troy-1892), F.W. Goudy (Kennerley-1911; Goudy Old
Style-1915; etc.), Stanley Morison (Bembo-1929; Times New Roman-1932,
etc.), and others to Hermann Zapf (Palatino-1948; Optima-1958;
Zapfino-1998; etc.), Adrian Frutiger (Univers-1957; Frutiger Sans-1976;
etc.), and Robert Slimbach (Minion-1990; Utopia-1989; etc.), the class
will review milestones in the history and development of printing type
through this momentous century.




    Required Materials

  • Computer or device with zoom app installed
  • Reliable internet connection








This class will meet for 6 sessions on Tuesdays from 12 pm to 1
pm Eastern Time, which is 9 am to 12 pm Pacific Time, 6 pm to 7 pm
Central European Time.



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