RE: OT: A Note on the Type

Subject: RE: OT: A Note on the Type
From: "Janoff, Steve" <sjanoff -at- illumina -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2010 16:34:30 -0700

I appreciated Tammy's fresh outlook. It's always nice to look at things
with new eyes, discovering something for the first time. I also
appreciated the information. It never grows old.


-----Original Message-----
From: On Behalf Of Laura Lemay
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2010 8:23 AM
To: info -at- spectrumwritingllc -dot- com
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: OT: A Note on the Type

Technically, this is known as a colophon, and it has been around
almost as long as printing has.

On Oct 21, 2010, at 6:30 AM, Spectrum Writing wrote:

> All,
> 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
> France.
> Tammy Van Boening
> Owner/Principal
> Spectrum Writing, LLC
> info -at- spectrumwritingllc -dot- com


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