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About the biographies

Identifont includes biographies for many of the designers whose fonts are featured here. Where possible we have contacted designers and given them the opportunity to supply their own biography.

In other cases the biographies have been specially researched and compiled for Identifont by Niamh O'Mahony (NOM), Sally Chang (SLC), Lisa Clatworthy (LC), and David Johnson-Davies (DJD).


The following bibliography gives a list of the main sources used for the biographies:

Eason, Ron & Sarah Rookledge. Rookledge's International handbook of type designers: a biographical directory. Sarema Press: Surrey. 1991.

Pardoe, F.E.. In praise of John Baskerville. Netherton: Fleece Press. 1994.

Blackwell, Lewis. Twentieth-Century type. Laurence King: London. 1992.

Spencer, Herbert. Pioneers of Modern Typography. Lund Humphries: London. 1982.

Thompson, Paul. The Work of William Morris. Oxford University Press: Oxford. 1991.

Dowding, Geoffrey. An Introduction to the History of Modern Printing Types. British Library & Oak Knell Press. 1961.

Attwater, Donald. A Cell of Good Living: the life, works, and opinions of Eric Gill. Geoffrey Chapman: London. 1969.

Yellow Barn Press. A Goudy Memoir. Iowa: Yellow Barn Press. 1987.

Schmollers, Hans. Two Titans: Mardersteig and Tschichold: a study in contrasts. The Typophiles: New York. 1990.

Carter, Sebastian. 20th Century Type Designers. Trefoil: London. 1987.

Morison, Stanley. On type designs past and present. Earnest Benn Ltd. 1962.

Kinross, Robin. Modern Typography. Hyphen Press: London. 1992.

Appleton, Tony. The Writings of Stanley Morison. Appleton: Brighton. 1976.

Johnson, A.F.. Type Designs. Andre Deutsch: London. 1966.

Lawson, Alexander. Anatomy of Typeface. David R. Godine: Boston. 1990.