Phototypesetting and the Second Revolution in Type
Monday, November 29, 2021, 6:30 - 8:30pm
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The emergence of photographic typesetting in the 1960s expanded typographic creativity and production. The classic font libraries of Monotype, Linotype, Ludlow and others were transferred to film—badly in most cases. The advent of the digital imagesetter and PostScript saw an explosion of new and derivative typefaces. Frank Romano’s talk, which is presented as part of the Herb Lubalin Lecture Series, covers the technologies, libraries, and luminaries of the phototypesetting era.
Registration is required for this free, online program.
RIT Professor Emeritus Frank Romano is the author of major histories of hot metal, phototypesetting, and desktop publishing. He is president of the Museum of Printing in Haverhill, MA where the only collection of cold type systems exist. The Museum curates over one million typographic artifacts.