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Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: fonts, letterpress configuration

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  • David Glover
    If it is not too much trouble...what kind of tricks did Bruce Rogers use? I m not looking for a complete list...just a few examples. ... From:
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      If it is not too much trouble...what kind of tricks did Bruce Rogers use?
      I'm not looking for a complete list...just a few examples.

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      Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 10:48 PM
      Subject: [PPLetterpress] Re: fonts, letterpress configuration



      > Pretty much what I thought you were refering to with the term "letterpress
      > configuration." In practice, mostly, I tend to work with what is given. If
      > the digital typeface prints slightly heavier with letterpress, that's what
      I
      > plan for in the page design. A type design can be quirky or out of balance
      in
      > many ways. Maybe fontographer and editing capabilities of the computer now
      > allow us to meddle with such things (in ways that the old compositor could
      > not, short of the kinds of tricks Bruce Rogers became known for). But
      mostly
      > I live with it, and try to fit the quirks and design weaknesses into the
      > typographic decisions -- or I just don't use that font for that situation.
      >
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