3512Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Claude Garamond Promotes His Old Style Typefaces
- Jan 1, 2005Gerald Lange skribis:
>Yeah, I'm really a night person. I do my best work at night.
> You're up late. I read and write at night so... cat naps for
> me. Just ain't that much time.
> Actually though, to get even further into this, was thinkingInteresting.
> about this today, even the term "designed" is probably
> erroneous, no need to get into it, but observation, not
> criticism. I like that.
> Nicolas Barker once explained (patiently) to me that the
> first use of the digital computer was to try and determine
> the Garamondness of Garamond. At that time, computers
> were thought of as what they actually are, sophisticated
> counting machines. They needed ship building software
> for this purpose because of the curves, only stuff around
> that would suffice. Well, they didn't find it, but the investigation
> led to digital type, which still carry a ship building term
> "spline." Hey.
> Warde revealed a number of things in the later years thatYes, I want to see some of these. I'm gonna try to dig up
> were contra to earlier Monotype policies. The spacing
> between Garamond and Jannon is something like a
> generation. I guess one would assume that the later
> transitionals would be preferred, though one might still
> cast the coin to the originator.
> One of my favorite typographic pieces is by Carson, the
> cover of the RayGun issue that announces the "end of
> print." The spacing aberration of the masthead is
> unbelievably brilliant.
> Hope you are having a happy new year!So far, it's been great! Thanks.
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