Saturday, February 19, 2005

A type for everyone

My great-grandfather was a 19th c. newspaperman who set his own type by hand. Well into my childhood (till the offset revolution of the 1960s), The Gilmer Mirror was set in hot type from Linotype machines (which my mother wanted to learn how to operate, but her parents forbade).

All my life I've been fascinated with typefaces. It delights and amazes me that new ones are invented all the time.

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