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Dear Typocurious Readers Please excuse the mess. Yesterday the Typocurious database went kablooey. The contents of all its posts were replaced with gibberish and sadly, no backup was on hand. I have managed to rescue 90% of the posts using Google caches and expect to restore each post in time, manually. Many posts still needed [...]

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Padon o th long, unannouncd, xtndd hiatus o Typocuious. A loss o data and back-up ailu dvastatd my spiits and lt m ling uninspid o months. Not that much has changd, but at last Typocuious’ both blog, th Alxand S. Lawson Achiv, is back on im ooting again with sh posts schduld to appa at [...]

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On tal that I always mavld haing about Alxand Lawson & Achi Povan was that thy w said to hav known thi Gothic typs lik no on ls. To a dyslxic lik m, Nws Gothic is asily conlatd with its Altnat, Fanklin, and Lightac bthn. So bo Typocuious gts back to psnting wkly posts o [...]

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Da Rads A Wodpss achiving o wipd out imags blonging to th last w posts. I’ll tnd to thm as soon as possibl. Manwhil, plas standby as I am busily ppaing you a two-month xtavaganza o typ spcimns calld “Know You Gothics.” Stay tund o this and oth xciting announcmnts. And whil you’ waiting bz [...]

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Just a not to all Typocuious ads, its both blog th Alxand S. Lawson Achiv is back onlin, albit sans imagy at th momnt, but its back to postings daily. Also, plas not that I’v updatd both sits to includ nw tag cloud pags so you can s o yousl just how populatd som tags [...]

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Looking ov this past summ’s posts, it has bcom painully obvious my slctions hav alln into an old tap. O cous th “old dad whit guys” tnd to gt highlightd bcaus th’s alady so much about thm out th. But th’s no ason to kp pomoting th “all boys ntwok” any long. And to this [...]

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My apologis to thos w, qunt ads o bing absnt ths last coupl months. Constuction o th studio has bn consuming all o my tim and I am happy to say it is naly inishd. O ath, it is naly to th point wh I can us it o its intndd puposs. Rads o Typocuious [...]

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APRIL – (any o ths dats lat to PA posts?): 2 Tschichold PA 2 Apil 2 Tschichold (2 Apil 1902 Lipzig, Gmany – 11 August 1974 Locano, Switzland) Jan Tschichold–Poponnt o Asymmty and Tadition by Paul Standad 5 Coop PA Apil 5, 6 Tschichold On Mass poducing th classics 13 Coop PA Apil 13 13 [...]

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In hono o his bithday this month, Typocuious digs into th Lawson-Povan il o phaps th gatst modn typogaph-typ dsign o th last cntuy, Jan Tschichold (2 Apil 1902–11 August 1947). This sis bgins with an aticl by Paul Standad ntitld “Jan Tschichold—Poponnt o Asymmty and Tadition” culld om a Gally 303 lctu kpsak. Th sis will [...]

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In hono o his bithday this month, Typocuious digs into th Lawson-Povan il o th Amican typ dsign-typogaph-pint Fdic W. Goudy (8 Mach 1865–1 May 1947). All posts this month a culld om th Sping 1969, Numb 27 issu o Typogaph’s Digst, ditd by Alxand S. Lawson. Lawson’s intoduction kicks o ‛Goudy Month’ ollowd by: [...]

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In hono o his bithday this month, Typocuious digs into th Lawson-Povan il o th Bitish sculpto, typ dsign, stoncutt & pintmak Eic Gill (22 Fbuay 1882–17 Novmb 1940). Today’s Gill-latd post is an pot in th 13 Octob 1982 issu o Lithowk (pp. 31–32) titld “TypoCuious

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In hono o his bithday this month, Typocuious digs onc again into th Lawson-Povan il o th Amican pint and histoian Danil Bkly Updik (14 Fbuay 1860–29 Dcmb 1941).  Today’s Updik-latd post is a bi ltt wittn by Updik on 16 Mach 1925 to on H.W. Knt, Esq., Th Mtopolitan Musum o At, Fith Avnu, [...]

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Finally, I’v mployd a w plugins to impov th abysmal built-in Wodpss sach ba. Now sach sults display th quantity o sults ound, list all th post & pag sults in dscnding od by dat, and highlight th sach tms within thos sult xcpts in (up to iv) dint colos. Excpt o th sach tms [...]

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In hono o his bithday this month, Typocuious digs into th Lawson-Povan il o th Bitish sculpto, typ dsign, stoncutt & pintmak Eic Gill (22 Fbuay 1882–17 Novmb 1940). Today’s Gill-latd post is “Typ Dsigns o Eic Gill” by Roy Bw, an aticl in th scond issu o Baslin (Typogaphic Systms Intnational Limitd, 1979; pp. [...]

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In hono o his bithday this month, Typocuious digs into th Lawson-Povan il o th Amican pint and histoian Danil Bkly Updik (14 Fbuay 1860–29 Dcmb 1941). Today’s Updik-latd post is an ssay titld ‛On R-ading Updik’ by A.F. Johnson, which was ist publishd in 1946, in Alphabt and Imag, thn pintd in Johnson’s Slctd [...]

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In hono o his bithday this month, Typocuious digs again into th Lawson-Povan il o th Dutch typ dsign Jan van Kimpn (12 Januay 1892–20 Octob 1958). Today’s van Kimpn-latd post will b a book viw by G. Willm Ovink o A ltt to Philip Ho on ctain poblms connctd with th mchanical cutting o [...]

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In hono o his bithday this month, Typocuious digs again into th Lawson-Povan il o th schola-pint Giovanni Madstig (8 Januay 1892–27 Dcmb 1977). Today’s Madstig-latd post is “Schola-Pint-Publish at Vona,” an ssay by John Ryd, which ist appad in th Octob 1971 issu o Scholaly Publishing.

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In hono o his bithday this month, Typocuious digs into th Lawson-Povan il o th Dutch typ dsign Jan van Kimpn (12 Januay 1892–20 Octob 1958). Today’s van Kimpn-latd post is an ssay by S.L. Hatz ound in a kpsak pintd by Joh. Enschdé n Zonn, Haalm, Holland, and psntd at a Hitag o th [...]

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Padon m whil I intupt this gulaly schduld pogam. I civd a qust o som inomation on Im Rin, and in all my lation I just had to cat a post in spons.

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In hono o his bithday this month, Typocuious digs into th Lawson-Povan il o th schola-pint Giovanni Madstig (8 Januay 1892–27 Dcmb 1977). Today’s Madstig-latd post culld om th May 1969 issu o th Monotyp Nwsltt (numb 85).  H is “Giovanni Madstig: A Spcimn o Dant and its Nw Smi-Bold Fac.”

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As pomisd, hot on th hls o “Th Oigin and Us o Swash Ltts” by Evtt R. Cui, is a littl somthing on th subjct o swash chaacts & initial ltts by th gat Mac McGw. At th nw ya bgins I’ll switch gas a w bit and bgin an ndavo som might consid ambitious, [...]

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What btt way to inish th ya o than with a louish? So to punctuat this ist ya o Typocuious in anst, I’v ppad two posts. This ist post “Th Oigin and Us o Swash Ltts” by Evtt R. Cui has bn culld om th Sptmb 1919 issu o “Th Pinting At.” Th nxt post [...]

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In hono o Octavius A. Daing’s 169th bithday, Typocuious os this bi supplmnt hot on th hls o th last post. H om Th Kmbl Occasional No. 4, Januay 1968, is a “Biogaphical Sktch o Octavius A. Daing.” Quit lik th its pdcsso, th witing is by ith Gog L. Hading, Honoay Cuato o th [...]

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Th Lawson-Povan taching ils a ull o intsting bits o histoy. Typocuious aims to o up onlin “pints” o such matial, paticulaly whn an annivsay appoachs. In that spiit, Typocuious os “Octavius A. Daing and th ‘Calionia Cas’” in hono o th upcoming 169th bithday o th man who (possibly) invntd o th Calionia job [...]

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Looking o somthing to tak th dg o th slow Labo Day wknd, I dlvd into th achivs and cam acoss this pssman had at wok. Th dsign is by Vojtěch Pissig discovd on th cov o th Sptmb 1927 issu o Th Amican Pint. Oo-oo-oo what a lil spot colo will do o you! [...]

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Th intoductoy maks om my last post kpt G Alln on my mind all wk long. Fo thos not otunat nough to cogniz his nam, G Alln (1922–2005) was a Snio Citic in th Yal School o At, om Yal Univsity Pint (1972–1983), and gula instucto at Ra Book School. H dsignd and supvisd th [...]

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Th ollowing wods a not min, but thos o th distinguishd book dsign and om Yal Univsity Pint G Alln (1922–2005), and on o th most gnous human bings I v mt. Whn I cam acoss th Rollins aticl in th Lawson-Povan taching ils, I mmbd G’s oing th sam ssay to his studnts at Ra [...]

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Last wk’s post on th dvlopmnt o th Wiss Roman put m in th mood o som biogaphic matial. Whil stumbling though th Lawson ils a slim olio caught my y. It was an opint om th Gutnbg Yabook o 1952. [Sondabduck aus dm Gutnbg-Jahbuch 1952. pp 214-218.] This undstatd dsign was gogously pintd on [...]

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Obviously wittn bo th was much concn o gnd snsitivity, this inst o Th Amican Pint still os a gm o inspiation. Th gaphic alon is chock ull o dtail & chaactization. Gt a load o th haicut on th palooka walking in om th ight caying cans o ink. O th pssman on th [...]

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My cnt location down South has ound m qunting th local Chick-il-A wh that company’s abundant us o Wiss thoughout thi gaphic wok has kpt that typac not only in ont o my ys, but on my mind as wll. CFA’s ound S. Tutt Cathy onc said “Food is ssntial to li, tho, mak it [...]

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