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Efficient web type, c. 1556

From Kenneth Ormandy: When a devel­oper I’m working with asks, “Why did you select that font,” they never seem to accept “Self-preser­va­tion,” as my answer. Type designer Pierre Haultin may have actu­ally been able to get away with this claim.

Haultin lives and works in Paris during the mid-sixteenth century, designing type and printing books for a living. How the the type he designs performs—how effi­cient the letter­forms are spatially on the page—is more rele­vant to his personal safety, than it is to his contem­po­raries. · Go to Effi­cient web type, c. 1556 →

Monotype Recorder

The Mono­type Recorder was a trade maga­zine published by the Mono­type Corpo­ra­tion. It was published for about 70 years from 1902 – it almost ceased publi­ca­tion during World War Two. Beat­rice Warde was a long-standing editor.

Over 60 issues are avail­able here in PDF format. We are greatly indebted to John Cornelisse for scan­ning in his personal collec­tion, and making them avail­able here on Metal Type. If you can fill some of the gaps in this collec­tion please get in touch via this Metal Type Forum discus­sion. You can also use that link to discuss the Mono­type Recorders further, or to thank John for his efforts. · Go to Mono­type Recorder →

U&lc back issues are available

In 1974, ITC began publishing U&lc, The Inter­na­tional Journal of Typo­graphics. Herb Lubalin was the edito­rial and art director of the first issue and his seminal design set the stage for future issues of trend setting and award winning edito­rial creations.

All 26 volumes are now avail­able as .pdf down­loads.

The modest 24-page first issue declared, “U&lc will provide a panoramic window, a show­case for the world of graphic arts – a clearing house for the inter­na­tional exchange of ideas and infor­ma­tion.” · Go to U&lc back issues are avail­able →