American Type Founders Specimen Book…

American Type Founders was born of a merger of 23 type foundries in 1892. In the early 1920s, American Type Founders had come to dominate the huge metal foundry type market in the United States. They budgeted a whopping $300,000 (millions in today’s dollars) to...

‘Font’ versus ‘typeface’ (there’s a difference)

From the documentary “Helvetica,” by Gary Hustwit, ©2007 Swiss Dots Ltd. Until the late  mid 1980s, ‘font’ was a word that one never heard outside of the printing trades. When desktop computing made multiple typefaces available to the general public, ‘font’ entered...