Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: fonts, letterpress configuration
- 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
> plan for in the page design. A type design can be quirky or out of balance
> 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
> 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.