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History[ edit ] The Folio Bible printed by Baskerville in Baskerville's first publication, an edition of Virgil. The design shows the smooth, gleaming finish of his paper and minimal title pages. Baskerville's typeface was part of an ambitious project to create books of the greatest possible quality.
Baskerville was a wealthy industrialist, who had started his career as a writing-master teacher of calligraphy and carver of gravestones, before making a fortune as a manufacturer of varnished lacquer goods. At a time when books in England were generally printed to a low standard, using typefaces of conservative design, Baskerville sought to offer books created to higher-quality methods of printing than any before, using carefully made, level presses, a high quality of ink and very smooth paper pressed after printing to a glazed, gleaming finish.
I formed to myself ideas of greater accuracy than had yet appeared, and had endeavoured to produce a Set of Types according to what I conceived to be their true proportion It is not my desire to print many books, but such only as are books of Consequence, of intrinsic merit or established Reputation, and which the public may be pleased to see in an elegant dress, and to purchase at such a price as will repay the extraordinary care and expense that must necessarily be bestowed upon them.
Beatrice WardeJohn Dreyfus and others have written that aspects of his design recalled his handwriting and common elements of the calligraphy taught by the time of Baskerville's youth, which had been used in copperplate engraving but had not been previously been cut into type in Britain.
He had clearly considered the topic of ideal letterforms for many years, since a slate carved in his early career offering his services cutting tombstones, believed to date from aroundis partly cut in lettering very similar to his typefaces of the s.
The design is similar to his typography. Reception[ edit ] A detail view of Baskerville's Bible for Cambridge, showing the crispness of the impression.
The crispness of Baskerville's work seems to have unsettled or perhaps provoked jealousy in his contemporaries, and some claimed the stark contrasts in his printing damaged the eyes. Baskerville was a truly original artist, he struck out a new method of printing in this country and may be considered as the founder of that luxuriant style of typography at present so generally prevails; and which seems to have attained perfection in the neatness of Whittingham, the elegance of Bulmer and the splendour of Bensley.
Baskerville's styles of type and printing, although initially unpopular in Britain, proved influential for a brief transitional period in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, with printers and type designers such as Joseph Fryhis punchcutter Isaac Moore, and Wilson of Glasgow.
Bulmercut by the brother of Baskerville's foremen, was one design inspired by it, as is the Bell type cut by Richard Austin. I think myself that with its large x-height, generous width and clean execution, this elegant fount carries out Baskerville's ideas better than did Baskerville himself.
The style then disappeared from view altogether following a full trend towards Didone typefaces, often with a much darker style of impression; Updike suggests that this change mostly happened around The succession of more extreme "Didone" typefaces quickly replacing Baskerville's style has led to Baskerville being called "transitional" on the road to the Didone style which dominated printing for a long period, although of course Baskerville would not have considered his design "transitional" but as a successful end in itself.
Peignot et Fils in Paris France. Characteristics[ edit ] Fry's Baskerville showing its key features: This compares to earlier type designs such as Bembo below with a diagonal axis bless stroke contrast d and serifs at a greater angle to the horizontal e. Key features of Baskerville are its E where the bottom arm projects further than the upper, a W with no centre serif, and in the lower-case a g where the bottom loop is open.
Some fonts cut for Baskerville have an 'R' with a straight leg; in others it is curved.
Many characters have clear ball terminals, in contrast to the more wedge-shaped serifs of earlier fonts. Most distinctive is the italic, in which the J has a centre-bar and many other italic capitals have flourishes, the 'p' has a tail pointing downwards and to the left similar to the entrance stroke that would be made with a pen and the w has a clear centre loop and swash on the left.
In general, Baskerville's type has been described as 'rounder, more sharply cut' than its predecessors.
Baskerville's type featured text figures or lower-case numbers, the only form which was used at the time Roman numerals would be used to align with the capitals.
Baskerville also produced a font for Greekwhich survives at Oxford. Note the 'Q' and 'a', unlike Baskerville's. The lining figures are not original and the descenders have likely been shortened to fit the American "common line" standard.
The image illustrates the limits of Baskerville's type's popularity, since they apparently felt the need to cut a copy of Caslon's type also, although the book is set in Baskerville-style type. The following foundries offered versions of Baskerville: The original punches were sold by Baskerville's widow and eventually ended up in the possession of G.
Peignot et Fils by way of Beaumarchais. Charles Peignot donated them to Cambridge University Press in The curves of the lower-case letters are flatter than Baskerville's and the serifs are slightly more tapered.
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