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By Simon Loxley

"Good typography may be invisible", so is going the previous maxim--the typeface may still hold the message, yet no longer distract with its personal character. but when you have ever questioned how variety was once built, precisely what a Goudy Friar is, or if Baskerville has something to do with Sherlock Holmes, then Type will resolution those questions and extra. this is often the tale of the faces at the back of kind, letters and typography: it tells of the passions and obsessions of its creators, of battle, persecution and political upheaval, of commercial and technological leap forward, of contention, loss of life and disinterment. With the ability of a novelist, Simon Loxley weaves the tale of letters in the course of the historical past of our time. From Gutenberg's first transportable style to the web, kind has grown out of ambition, jealousy, wish, treachery and love. by no means back will you examine your letters, your financial institution statements or your books within the related way.

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If he’s a fake, then he’s the most successful one in the history of human communication. As well as the statue in the Prinsenhof, what is said to have been Coster’s house on the north side of the Grote Markt carries a memorial niche, Coster again holding his favourite letter. And there too stands the giant  statue, The adventure and the art Typographical tourism: Coster’s statue is still a prominent Haarlem attraction, featured here on a contemporary postcard. If he’s a fake, then he’s a real fake.

The gallery’s collection had an unusual birth, assembled in the s as a national collection for Stanislaus Poniatowski, the King of Poland. But by the time the pictures were assembled, neither Poniatowski nor Poland was there to receive them. The country had disappeared from the map of Europe, partitioned for the third and nal time by its voracious neighbours, and Poniatowski had been forced to abdicate. The inheritor of the pictures left a bequest to Dulwich College to build a permanent gallery for them, with a wish for the architect to be his friend Sir John Soane.

But until recently it formed part of Ironmonger Row, where Caslon moved his premises in . It was at these two addresses that Caslon’s fortune and reputation were made. There was once a Caslon Street immediately to the east of Ironmonger Row, rechristened in his honour in the s. Bethnal Green, to whose rural charms William I was to retire, had a Caslon Place. Both are now gone, obliterated by modern developments. Although William I was to become celebrated for his roman alphabets, his rst notable successes were in cutting Eastern founts.

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