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Stephenson Blake types

Stephenson, Blake & Co.

Stephenson Blake types

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Published by Stephenson Blake& Co Ltd in Sheffield .
Written in English


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StatementStephenson Blake & Co Ltd.
The Physical Object
Pagination56p. ;
Number of Pages56
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16548476M

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About this Item: Stephenson Blake, Soft cover. Condition: Fair. No Jacket. 1st Edition. A booklet (76 pages) illustrating the complete range of types in different styles and point sizes, plus shorter section of miscellaneous borders, indices, Royal coats of arms and brass rules.

Specimins of Printing Types mfrom Stephenson Blake, The Caslon Letter Foundry, Sheffield by Stephenson, Blake & Co and a great selection of related books. Genre/Form: Specimens: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Caslon Letter Foundry. Stephenson Blake printing types.

Sheffield, London, Caslon Letter Foundry, Stephenson Blake Printing Types View. Buy Book. [ Specimen Book] Stephenson Blake Printing Types. (Sheffield, UK: Stephenson Blake and Company Ltd.

/ The Caslon Letter Foundry, ) This volume is still in copyright in the UK and US, so it is not reprinted here. The Stephenson Blake Grotesque fonts are a series of sans-serif fonts created by printing company Stephenson Blake of Sheffield mostly around the end of the nineteenth century.

Stephenson Blake's grotesque faces are in the traditional "grotesque" style of sans-serif, with folded-up letterforms and a solid structure not intended for extended body text. Category: Sans-serif. Stephenson Blake [John Stephenson] Founded in in Sheffield by toolmaker John Stephenson (died in ), silversmith William Garnett and financier James Blake, initially largely based on the purchase of the foundry of William Caslon III and IV in In Garnett left to become a farmer.

The company was renamed Blake&Stephenson inbut Blake died soon after. Apart from the SB specimen book, I have a small spiral-bound ‘A Book of Types from Stephenson Blake’. No date, but the plastic binding and the illustrations of the coats of arms of Queen Elizabeth II (designs approved March ) make me think it’s from the early s.

It lists Windsor Elongated, pt, Windsor pt, and Windsor Outline pt. Stephenson Blake. Just a few remarks about the Stephenson Blake Foundry, with information taken from my own notes and from Specimens of Printing Types from Stephenson Blake The Caslon Letter Foundry Sheffield (Sheffield, ).; Roy Millingon: Stephenson Blake The Last of the Old English Typefounders (Oak Knoll Press, ).

Mac McGrew: American Metal Typefaces of the. From the little red “SB Types” specimen book. Stephenson Blake & Co.’s Condensed Sans Serif No. 5 From the little red “SB Types” specimen bookViews: K.

Stephenson Blake is an engineering company based in Sheffield. The company was active from the early 19th century as a type founder, remaining until the s as the last active type foundry in Britain, since when it has diversified into specialist engineering.

: Specimens of Printing Types from Stephenson Blake, The Caslon Letter Foundry, Sheffield: pp. 1 vols. Tall 8vo. Beige cloth-backed boards. Light toning and shelf wear around edges, else Near Fine, in toned dust jacket.

I need your help to identify the typeface used on the front cover of Printing Types - the famous type specimen book from Stephenson Blake. Produced in by the Stephenson Blake foundry in Sheffield UK.

Any help is much appreciated. Log in to reply 6 replies so far. Sheffield, UK: pp. 1 vols. Tall 8vo. Beige cloth-backed boards. Light toning and shelf wear around edges, else Near Fine, in toned dust jacket.

Item #Author: (Printing Types) Blake, Stephenson. THE TYPE ARCHIVE. The Type Archive holds the National Typefounding Collection, purchased with grants from the National Heritage Memorial Fund; broadly comprising; 1.

the typefounding materials of the Sheffield typefounders, Stephenson Blake, a collection dating from 16th century London typefounders to their 20th century counterparts; 2. the hot-metal archive and plant of the Monotype.

Sir Henry Kenyon Stephenson, 1st Baronet DSO (16 August – 20 September ) was a British Liberal politician and businessman. His father was Henry Stephenson. Stephenson was born into a family of Typefounders in became the Chairman and Managing Director of Stephenson, Blake & Co Ltd, () and later the Chair of the Sheffield Gas Company.

William Caslon I (/ – 23 January ), also known as William Caslon the Elder, was an English distinction and legibility of his type secured him the patronage of the leading printers of the day in England and on the typefaces transformed English type design and first established an English national typographic : orCradley, Worcestershire.

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^Book: Printing Types composing room equipment condensed edition Stephenson, Blake & Co, Ltd.The letter foundry Sheffield England ^ Mosley, James. Books at Amazon. The Books homepage helps you explore Earth's Biggest Bookstore without ever leaving the comfort of your couch. Here you'll find current best sellers in books, new releases in books, deals in books, Kindle eBooks, Audible audiobooks, and so much more.

From the early nineteenth century onwards, the Bell typeface remained in the collection of various companies and finally Stephenson Blake, generally overlooked and little-used.

An share certificate for the Kennet and Avon Canal, using the Bell type or one similar to ry: Serif. Inthe H.W. Caslon & Sons foundry was also acquired by Stephenson Blake & Co, who thereafter added 'the Caslon Letter Foundry' to their name.

The hot metal typesetting companies Monotype and Linotype offered "Caslon Old Face" releases that were based (or claimed to be based) on Caslon's original ry: Serif. Buy Stephenson Blake Printing Types 1st by J.B.

Blake (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible cturer: The Caslon Letter Foundry. When Stephenson Blake launched it they described it thus: ‘Tea Chest. Available in pt (60 and pt sizes in preparation.) This is the most adventurous type yet essayed by Stephenson Blake in their policy of producing novel and unusual display types for the advertising market Tea Chest is the first commissioned type.

It should have. Several sources note that they were acquired by Stephenson, Blake & Co. in Millington goes further and notes that Stephenson, Blake acquired Caslon's "goodwill, punches, matrices, and stock [of type]" I do not know if this wrapped up the Caslon family business.

The present firm of Caslon Limited traces its lineage back to Caslon I. I assume you're referring to the typeface labeled “Two Lines English Egyptian” and shown in Caslon type specimen books in the early s.

Photo by Oli Sorsby, “Two Lines English” refers only to the size of the type, so the design name is sim. Thanks for A2A.

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In particular the concept of building a list by giving away a free ‘lead magnet’, or in this case for a fiction author, giving away a ‘reader magnet’, brought huge success. A2 Mazarin is a new font with an illustrious pedigree.

Originally designed as a Garamond-inspired metal typeface by Robert Girard c–23, and published under the name Astrée by esteemed French foundry Deberny & Peignot, the typeface was soon recut and renamed Mazarin by renowned English foundry Stephenson Blake in   A rival to Monotype’s Gill Sans face was made by Stephenson-Blake and called Granby.

It actually leans more toward Johnston’s interpretation of humanist sans serif, a style he had invented. A spread from “Specimen of Printing Types” by Stephenson-Blake (Sheffield, ), showing Clarendon and. The firm of Blake, Garnett, & Co., were (as per the title-page) 'Successors to Mr.

Caslon, of London, who had issued Specimen of Printing Types in and (Pollard 94). Blake, Garnett, & Co. first issued a Specimen inand according to Pollard issued Supplements in, and Bavo (, Robert Harling), originally cast by Stephenson Blake as Chisel.

Cancelleresca Bastarda (, Jan van Krimpen) Civilité (, Plantin), based on the design of Robert Granjon. Didot Floriated Capitals (, Pierre Didot) Emergo (, S.L.

Hartz) Fleischman ('s, Joan Michael Fleischman) Houtsneeletter (, A. van Founded: Haarlem, Other versions. Artcraft was copied for machine composition by Monotype and for hand casting by Ludlow matrices were cut by R. Hunter Middleton. There is also a face known as Art and Craft cast by Stephenson Blake which might be the same thing.

The face was later made available in cold type and digital versions are now offered by the Font Company, URW++, and Ascender Category: Serif. They transformed the quality of book-printing. “Aldus’s types weren’t misaligned because he was some old-timey printer. In one of the cast-iron Stephenson Blake safes he had found.

Stephenson Blake - Luc Devroye. Stephenson Blake. Just a few remarks about the Stephenson Blake Foundry, with information taken from my.

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The designs draw inspiration from a number of British type foundries including Stephenson Blake, Day & Collins and Miller & Richard. I'll give you an example – the floral italics adopt an unusually cursive style for a sans serif, a gesture sparked by a page from a Fann Street Letter Foundry type specimen.

William Henry Fox Talbot's book. 1st book to be fully illustrated by Calotypes. copies released in 6 installments. Sugessted uses for calotype process including: art, documentation, duplication, science and teaching.

Contained still lifes, architectural studies & art works. Said "Subject matter is subordinate to the exploration of light and. Get the best deals on type specimen book when you shop the largest online selection at Free shipping on TYPE SPECIMEN BOOK "MERCURY" - STEPHENSON BLAKE - TYPOGRAPHY.

$ 0 bids. $ shipping. Ending Today at PM MORGAN PRESS TYPES SPECIMEN LINES FROM ORIGINAL FOUNDRY TYPES IN THE # $ $ Egyptian (Caslon) in use. All caps, designed circa and produced by Caslon IV. Widely regarded as the first commercial sans serif printing type. Blake, Garnett & Co.

(predecessor to Stephenson Blake) bought the matrices. It is shown in their specimen book ca. and a relaunched version appeared in the s. [Mosely] For Ornamented Types, James Mosley and Ian Mortimer cast a new font.

Consort.a successful nineteenth-century Egyptian family of unashamed forthrightness and liveliness. by STEPHENSON BLAKE [Typefounders] and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Overview Algerian is the creation of Letraset Design Studio.

This alphabet of capital letters also includes many alternate characters. Algerian is reminiscent of 19th century woodcut types and is perfect for any work which suggests the Victorian era.Speculative Fiction. You can view our entire archive of book reviews further down the page, or go direct to your preferred genre using the list below.

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