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accent

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Accents in writing are marks (technically diacritical marks) qualifying certain letters to indicate particular meanings, sound values, or stresses on particular syllables. They are more common in ...
body type

body type  

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(somatotype) the characteristic anatomical appearance of an individual, based on the predominance of the structures derived from the three germ layers (ectoderm, mesoderm, endoderm). The three types ...
bold face

bold face  

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A heavier form of the standard version of a typeface, having thicker strokes.
composition

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The act or process of setting type. The hand compositor would stand (or sometimes sit, especially before c.1650) at the type cases, with a copy-text before him (or, rarely, her) ...
computerized typesetting

computerized typesetting  

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Techniques for using computer systems to drive type-composing machines. The first steps towards computerized typesetting were taken in the early 1960s, largely in newspaper environments. Computers ...
display text

display text  

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In text design, titles, headlines, headings, subheadings and so on—as distinct from the body text. It is usually visually distinguished by the use of display types.
fat face

fat face  

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An early 19th-century display face developed by considerably exaggerating the stroke contrast of vertically biased modern-face types.
Georges Peignot

Georges Peignot  

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 (1872–1915), and (1897–1983)Father and son ran a Paris typefoundry that merged with another in 1923 to become Deberny & Peignot. Georges commissioned display faces from Grasset, Auriol, and Naudin ...
jobbing printing

jobbing printing  

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In the Dictionary of the Art of Printing (1841), Savage defined a ‘job’ as ‘anything which printed does not exceed a sheet’ and a ‘Job House’ as: a printing office ...
poster

poster  

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Developed in the 19th century, the poster is a printed design of images and words on paper, produced in large numbers for the purposes of publicizing its subject through visual display. Its evolution ...
roman type

roman type  

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Most formal MS hands c.1450 were gothic, but south of the Alps, humanistic works in Latin often used a book hand influenced by Carolingian minuscule, some with pen-written roman capitals ...
Signature

Signature  

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British typographic journal, founded and edited by Oliver Simon, lasting fifteen issues (1935–40). Finely produced by the Curwen Press, Signature was printed in letterpress, often with coloured ...
textura type

textura type  

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Very formal sub-category of gothic type, based on textura script, which was written slowly, lifting the pen after each stroke. Curved portions of letters are formed from short, straight strokes ...
wood type

wood type  

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Wooden types may or may not belong to the invention of printing in the West, but 15th-century woodcut initials are well attested. In the 19th century, wood letters were widely ...

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