Written by a designer from the Middle East who works for Western agencies and type foundries
, the book charts the historical background of Arabic script and Arabic typesetting, then explores type design and typography in Arabic, logotype design and logotype conversion, designing with Arabic script, fine art, and calligraphy.
Hopkins uses obsolete typecasting equipment he has bought over the years from defunct type foundries
throughout the eastern United States.
It is a format recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and has the backing of many internet browsers and type foundries
. By using ConnectCode's WOFF barcode fonts, cloud developers can create barcodes using fonts on demand over the web without font installation in the operating system.
(9.) Maurice Annenberg, Type Foundries
of America and Their Catalogs (Baltimore: Maran Print.
The company said that in addition to sponsoring the event and awards, WebINK will be leading a presentation on 'What's Next for Web Fonts in CSS 3' and showcasing its web font service, which offers more than 2,000 high-quality fonts from 14 type foundries
Owing to the available digital technology, 'old fonts' are being digitalized by the type foundries, while new fonts are also being created.
In the time of the lead type, the creation and design of letters was solely dependent on type foundries. These foundries, such as Monotype and Linotype, had all the copyrights of these fonts.
The different sources recommended for further reading are various, including books, periodicals, websites of type foundries
and distributors, associations and conferences, blogs, and forums.
The book includes a typographic timeline from the 15th to 20th century, visual font index, resources, a glossary, contributing type foundries
, and notes on the featured colophons.
Legend has it that western printers in the early days used capitals sparingly because the type had to be transported by wagon over long distances from eastern type foundries
. The capital letters were higher in cost and heavier to haul.
Lieberman, Type Foundries
of America and Their Catalogs (New Castle, Del.: Oak Knoll Press, 1994), 62-64; "Self-Spacing Type," Pacific Coast Blue Book (San Francisco: American Type Founders' Association, 1896), 178-84; "Description of Self-Spacing Type," Specimens of Printing Types (New York: American Type Founders' Association, 1897), 73-74; Robert Coupland Harding, "Lining and Set of Type," Inland Printer 14, no.
The first edition of Type Foundries
of America and Their Catalogs was published in 1975 in an edition of 500 copies.