Book about heavy fonts.
Bold letters have their origin in the Industrial Revolution, where an increased demand for large and conspicuous types arose. Bold letters received large dissemination and popularity with the so-called wood types that are almost extinct today. However, in the USA and Switzerland there is still a small handful of wood type heroes, dedicating themselves to the art of wood type and thus, keeping a segment of type history alive. If you want to learn more about of wood type, you should visit the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum or the corresponding website. Another important person in this context is Rob Roy Kelly. He is known best for his investigations into the history, design, and manufacture of nineteenth-century wood type. He was also a highly respected design educator whose interest in the pedagogy of teaching a creative discipline led to an immensely valuable body of writings on the subject …
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