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Type and type-founding

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Adrian Frutiger collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSC-0037
Scope and Contents The collection is primarily comprised of publications and ephemeral items with content by or about Frutiger. Included are copies of his books Cantique des cantiques de Salomon (1966), Type, sign, symbol (1980), and Des Signes et des hommes (1983), and Adrian Frutiger: son oeuvre typographique et ses écrits (1994). Works about Frutiger include Formen und gegenformen (1985), by Horst Heiderhoff. Also present are a few examples of his graphic design work.
Dates: 1951 - 1994

Albertus typeface

 Collection — Drawer 1
Identifier: CARTYPE-0001
Dates: 1932-1940

Bank Script typeface

 Collection
Identifier: CARTYPE-0002
Overview Cast metal type from the American Type Founders Company, designed by James West. Bank Script is a script typeface.
Dates: undated

Continental Typefounders Association scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: CSC-0024
Overview Six bound volumes containing prospectuses, advertisements, letterhead, announcements, printed type specimens, pamphlets, circular letters, price lists, press clippings, off-prints, photographs, and some correspondence, documenting the first decade of the firm Continental Typefounders Association.
Dates: 1925 - 1936

Ed Benguiat collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSC-0076
Overview The Ed Benguiat Collection contains original sketches, phototypesetting materials such as photographic prints and negatives, and printed materials relating to the design, production, and promotion of typefaces generated or accumulated during the life and career of type designer, Ed Benguiat. The collection contains objects dating from 1953 to 2001. The collection is organized into two series: I. Graphic Work, and II. Typefaces. The first series contains printed and design work for logos and...
Dates: circa 1953-2001

Gudrun Zapf von Hesse papers

 Collection
Identifier: CSC-0134
Overview The Gudrun Zapf von Hesse papers document von Hesse’s professional career as a bookbinder, calligrapher, and typographer in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Dates: 1934 - 2019; Majority of material found within 1936 - 1998

Hermann Ihlenburg papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: CSC-0019
Overview The Hermann Ihlenburg Papers spans the period from 1803 through 1906 and contains correspondence, photographs, typeface drawings, printed ephemera, and other documents relating to the career of the German-American type designer and punchcutter Hermann Ihlenburg (1843-1905).
Dates: 1803-1906; Majority of material found within 1866-1905

Hermann Zapf collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSC-0135
Overview Hermann Zapf was a German type designer, typographer, calligrapher, author, and professor. He influenced type design and modern typography, winning many awards and honors for his work. Of note is Zapf’s work with August Rosenberger, a prominent punchcutter who cut many of Zapf’s designs.
Dates: 1918 - 2019; Majority of material found within 1940 - 2007

Joseph Blumenthal collection on Spiral type

 Collection
Identifier: CSC-0042
Overview The collection consists of material used in the creation of Joseph Blumenthal's Spiral type, with related ephemera.
Dates: 1931 - 1940

Palatino Italic typeface

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: CARTYPE-0004
Overview Palatino is a large typeface family designed by Hermann Zapf. It was initially released in 1950 by the D. Stempel AG foundry.
Dates: circa 1950 (release date)