Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Claude Garamond Promotes His Old Style Typefaces
- There was a number of The Monotype Recorder issued as a tribute/obituary to
Beatrice Warde, called 'I am a Communicator', edited by Hans Schmoller. It's
a Quarto sized paperback, not particularly expensive or difficult to find.
That covers all the ground discussed here so far, with material both by and
about her. Then there is her book of essays, 'Crystal Goblet', if you want
to get your teeth into her ideas on type and typography. Her book of letters
'Bombed but Unbeaten' is rather heavy going, and more wartime propaganda
than printing related. I'd recommend the first two to anyone sight unseen,
but the last you might like to flick through and see if it's worth having.
She was a very interesting writer, straightforward and a good read.
36 Bow Street
Oldham OL1 1SJ England
(44) 0161 627 1966
> From: "Ph. D." <phild@...>
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> Date: Sun, 2 Jan 2005 16:23:15 -0500
> To: <PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com>
> Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Claude Garamond Promotes His Old Style
> I'm relying on my memory again, but as I recall, English
> Monotype offered "Paul Beaujon" a job sight unseen
> based on "his" writings. "He" accepted, and caused
> quite a stir when Beatrice Warde showed up on the first
> day of work. Perhaps she continued to write under that
> name after taking the job at Monotype.