Worse still, many of the "spaces" showed up plainly with the name of Figgins, the type founder
, so that the letterpress was interlarded with Figgins, Figgins, Figgins, all over the pages.
Stempel issued the Hollandisch Renaissance type commercially and named it Janson, after its supposed creator, the Dutch type founder
Anton Janson (1620-87).
Richard Hopkins, an amateur type founder
, type historian, and letterpress printer from West Virginia, cast the type the Park Service uses to print both the Declaration of Independence and the Oct.
On letterhead that identifies Goudy as "Type Designer, Matrix Engraver, Type Founder
/ Art Director Lanston Monotype Machine Co.," Goudy's text of the letter continues in the following fashion (figs.
Bullen's 1934 and 1936 catalogues of type specimen duplicates for sale by the library of the American Type Founders
When he made an order for the casting of type from the matrices by the American Type Founders
in 1966, he requested both a wet and a dry proof, and both of these are preserved in the Special Collections Research Center (fig.
Formal adoption by the Type Founders
' Association of the United States of a standard for the pica and height to paper (type height) in 1886 soon resulted in body sizes generally being cast on the point system to a uniform standard by American foundries, one consequence of which was that this difficulty in the printer's management of his spacing material was eliminated.
American Type Founders
was formed in 1892 by consolidation during the collapse of the traditional foundries, which had been caused by competition from the new Linotype and Monotype machines.
Kelsey was appalled at the "trust" announced in that year in the formation of American Type Founders
, so they acquired pivotal casters and historic matrices from these foundries and began casting their own fonts.
Many of them are members of the American Typecasting Fellowship, the group which perpetuates the initials ATF that once referred to the American Type Founders
Occasionally Marks would swap mats with Los Angeles Type Founders
so he would have access to Centaur, Caslon, Perpetua, Joanna, and Walbaum.
and American Type Founders
in America--were repositories of the matrices and punches from many of the earlier foundries, dating back to the eighteenth century.