Film about Baskerville’s work

A short film about Baskerville’s punch­es will be screened for the first time at Win­ter­bourne House in Birm­ing­ham on 12 Feb­ru­ary. It demon­strates Baskerville’s work­ing meth­ods and pro­vides insights into his crafts­man­ship. The evening will also include talks about the wider project. The event is free, but book­ing is essen­tial: see the Cen­tre for Printing […]

Programme on Gill and Johnston type

Marl Oven­den’s doc­u­men­tary on the Gill and John­ston type­faces was broad­cast on BBC4 on 31 July. It is avail­able on the iPlay­er for the next cou­ple of weeks through the BBC website.

Doves Press type recovered

Design­er Robert Green has been try­ing to recov­er the Doves Press type, thrown into the Thames at Ham­mer­smith Bridge by T J Cob­­den-Sander­­son in 1913, after a dis­pute with his for­mer busi­ness part­ner Emery Walk­er. Green has been able to recov­er about 150 pieces of type (the rest have been cov­ered on con­crete dur­ing repairs […]

Anniversary website celebrating Aldus Manutius

Manu­tius Net­work 2015 is a web­site, set up by the Con­sor­tium of Euro­pean Research Libraries, ded­i­cat­ed to the events for the cel­e­bra­tions of the fifth cen­te­nary of Aldus’s death in 2015. The aim is to pro­vide a com­pre­hen­sive pic­ture of the con­fer­ences, sem­i­nars and exhi­bi­tions in hon­our of Aldus, the Aldine press and its books […]

Do typefaces really matter?

The mag­a­zine sec­tion of the BBC web­site has an arti­cle dis­cussing of the effect on read­ers, of var­i­ous type­faces and fonts.