These pages come from the Printing Historical Society Bulletin (32), summer 1992. The photos are a fine record of a craft, I suspect, all but gone. [Credit for the photos goes to Elli Hadjiloizi and Nick Howells.) If you like this you’ll love this previous post.
Bernard’s essays in The London Mercury, see here, are fascinating, and will feature more in this blog I reckon over coming days and weeks.
As a starter take this illustration from his essay titled About Type-Design, itself reproduced from Frederic Goudy‘s The Alphabet. A key to the figures: 1 – Trajan; 2 – pen form; 3 & 4 – Gothic and Lombardic; 8 – Jenson; 9 & 12 – Kennerley (Goudy); 10 & 13 – Caslon; 11 & 14 – Bodoni.