Re: Prepress-ready PDFs
> Is this related to Linotype's face called "Monticello"?Phillip
> --Phillip Driscoll
Here is a URL that will provide some information:
The Carter face is based on a Binny & Ronaldson, which was later the
inspiration for the Linotype. I don't know if Linotype had previously
issued this in digital form.
Yes! It's more than related to the Linotype "Monticello" type.
Princeton University press commissioned a digital version from Matthew
Carter and it will be licensed through Linotype. Should be out soon.
"Monticello" is based upon Binny & Ronaldson's Roman no. 1 and ATF's
"Oxford" (itself an adaption of B&R's Roman). It was named
"Monticello" in tribute to Jefferson, who wrote approvingly of the B&R
type in an 1822 letter. The American Printing History Association) has
asked Carter and Charles Creesy from Princeton to speak about the
history and adapation of the type at a Feb 25 lecture in New York at
the Grolier Club. Details at the APHA website
(who is also VP for Membership for APHA)
--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "Phillip Driscoll" <phild@a...>
> Is this related to Linotype's face called "Monticello"?
> --Phillip Driscoll
Sorry for duplication in responses.
I don't know if Linotype had previously digitized. I understand that
Princeton University Press had a "crude Postscript version" for TyX
setting, which was "unruly in Windows." Originally intended for
proofing, PUP had produced the last few volumes of the Jefferson
Papers in it because they had no alternative. I guess they could have
switched to Bell or a similar Scotch Roman, or, more likely a Caslon
Matthew told me that he started with... oh, wait for the lecture. It's
wonderful to hear how he used rare books to inform his re-working of
his starting material.
--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "Gerald Lange <bieler@w...>"
> Here is a URL that will provide some information:
> The Carter face is based on a Binny & Ronaldson, which was later the
> inspiration for the Linotype. I don't know if Linotype had
> issued this in digital form.