typesetting : The Type Desk

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Book Life →

It is amazing just how much text exists on the internet. More amazing still is the sheer amount of text that is not on the internet.

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John Fuller’s Sycamore Press →

Ryan Roberts, purveyor of the official websites for Julian Barnes, Ian McEwan, James Fenton, Hermione Lee, and Ian Hamilton, has authored “John Fuller and the Sycamore Press: a bibliographic history.”

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John Rodker’s Ovid Press →

Gerald W. Cloud, author of John Rodker’s Ovid Press: A Bibliographical History, is an investigator with a bent for narrative writing about books.

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Hand Drawn Type →

Most people are surprised to find how much type isn’t set with fonts on the computer but hand drawn. This is usually the case with most old signs and billboards, made when type didn’t exist or just wasn’t easily accessible. Typography Served has posted a few nice examples of hand drawn type.

The most-read man in the world—Matthew Carter →

“Matthew Carter, a type designer and the recipient of a MacArthur genius grant, was recently approached in the street near his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A woman greeted him by name. “Have we met?” Mr Carter asked. No, she said, her daughter had pointed him out when they were driving down the street a few days before. “Is your daughter a graphic designer?” he inquired. “She’s in sixth grade,” came the reply.”

Type Geek Space Craft →

I’ll be speaking about setting type and some finer points of proportion and space next Thursday April 29th at the Atlanta Web Design Group meeting…