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.
Blackwell, Lewis. Twentieth-Century type. Laurence King: London. 1992.
Pardoe, F.E.. In praise of John Baskerville. Netherton: Fleece Press. 1994.
Spencer, Herbert. Pioneers of Modern Typography. Lund Humphries: London. 1982.
Thompson, Paul. The Work of William Morris. Oxford University Press: Oxford. 1991.
Attwater, Donald. A Cell of Good Living: the life, works, and opinions of Eric Gill. Geoffrey Chapman: London. 1969.
Dowding, Geoffrey. An Introduction to the History of Modern Printing Types. British Library & Oak Knell Press. 1961.
Schmollers, Hans. Two Titans: Mardersteig and Tschichold: a study in contrasts. The Typophiles: New York. 1990.
Yellow Barn Press. A Goudy Memoir. Iowa: Yellow Barn Press. 1987.
Carter, Sebastian. 20th Century Type Designers. Trefoil: London. 1987.
Kinross, Robin. Modern Typography. Hyphen Press: London. 1992.
Morison, Stanley. On type designs past and present. Earnest Benn Ltd. 1962.
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.