The progression of series from the weak Poliphilus Modernised to the familiar Bembo is an object lesson in the success of this technique. University of Reading MA thesis. Fine Press Book Association.
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In the s, Mardersteig developed plans for a second design, Dantewhich was again cut by Malin slowly from onwards but taken also up by Monotype. The designer's guide to professional typography 3rd ed.
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Accessed January 31, It was drawn by the American book designer Bruce Rogers. The Monotype classics dominated the typographical landscape in which Matthew Carter [and I] grew up Morison was interested in the history of the 15th century Italian printing, and had discussed the topic with his correspondent, the printer Giovanni Mardersteigin correspondence with whom he wrote a series of letters discussing Bembo's development.
In Praise of Aldus Manutius: Not all typefaces shown. The regular roman style of Bembo is based on Griffo 's typeface for Manutius. The first of these, Daniel Berkeley Updike of Boston, died in Retrieved 11 January Bembo Book is more or less what I expected.
That was why the images of the characters did not overlap.
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The problem, however, was that no allowances were made for the way the 9-point type looked when inked and printed. The resulting phototype and first digital fonts produced a Bembo that was much less robust than the original metal versions.
The second, Stanley Morison, died at his home in London on October 11, Retrieved 19 February The National Gallery's house style, used for signage and graphics is Bembo and we were asked to use this as a starting point for our design. Retrieved 20 February With a larger x-height taller lower-case letters than the print-oriented Bembo and influences of signpainting Downer's former professionit was intended to be particularly clear for reading at distance, in displays and in signage.
Retrieved 14 August The bold Monotype's invention, since Griffo and his contemporaries fonf not use bold type is extremely solid, providing a very clear contrast to the regular styles, and Monotype also added lining upper-case height figures as well as the text figures at lower-case height used in the sfd and sixteenth centuries.
Both allowed metal type to be quickly cast under the control of a keyboard, eliminating the need to manually cast metal type and slot it into place into a printing press.
Retrieved 4 May Retrieved 11 August These were used as a master to stamp matricesthe moulds used to cast metal type. He was 78 years of age It was created under the influence of Monotype executive and printing historian Stanley Morison by the design team at the Monotype factory in SalfordsSurrey vembo, south of London.
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Morison scornfully wrote of Pierpont's "pathetic" pride in the achievement. For a moment I froze in front of the computer, thinking about writing a letter of complaint to the company for sending us the wrong font. As was normal in metal type fonts of the period from Monotype and other companies, the font was drawn differently at different sizes by modifying Griffo's original single-size design, a quite large letter at an approximate size of 15 points.
Monotype also created a second, much more eccentric italic for it to the design of calligrapher Alfred Fairbankwhich also did not receive the same attention as the normal version of Bembo.
Hackel, Heidi; Kelly, Catherine, eds. Bembo has been released in versions for phototypesetting and in several revivals as digital fonts by Stf and other companies.