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Subject:OT: A Note on the Type From:"Spectrum Writing" <info -at- spectrumwritingllc -dot- com> To:<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Thu, 21 Oct 2010 07:30:45 -0600
I am an avid reader (Grisham, Cornwell, Turow, Crichton, etc.) and an avid
historian as well and generally pay little attention to all the front/back
matter in the book that talks about whom the author wishes to thank, etc.,
but this one note that was in the back of a book that I am currently reading
(Lucy, by Laurence Gonzalez) really caught my eye! Evidently, the author
really likes all aspects of being a writer and it really illustrates the
lineage of our profession.
A Note on the Type:
This book was set in Adobe Garamond. Designed for the Adobe Corporation by
Robert Slimback, the fonts are based on types first cut by Claude Garamond
(c 1480-1561). Garamond was a pupil of Geoffry Tory and is believed to have
followed the Venetian models, although he introduced a number of important
differences and it is to him that we owe the letter we know as "old style."
He gave to his letters a certain elegance and feeling of movement that won
their creator an immediate reputation and the patronage of Francis I of
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