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Stanley Morison

Stanley MorisonBorn: 6-May-1889
Birthplace: Wanstead, Essex, England
Died: 11-Oct-1967
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Typographer, Historian

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Times New Roman

Typographic historian. As typographic advisor to the Lanston Monotype Corporation in the 1920s, he ordered certain fonts to be recut for use in machine printing, resulting in the resurgence of Bodoni, Garamond, Fournier, Baskerville, Poliphilus, and Bembo. In 1922 Morison founded The Fleuron Society, and edited its organ "The Fleuron", a journal of typography, from 1926 until 1930.

Imprisoned from 1914 to 1918 for being a conscientious objector during World War I.

    The London Times Editor-in-Chief, Times Literary Supplement (1945-47)
    The London Times Typography Consultant (1929-60)
    Cambridge University Press (1924-30)
    The Fleuron Co-Editor (1923-30)
    Cloister Press (1921-23)
    Pelican Press (1919-21)
    The Imprint (1913-14)

Author of books:
Some Fruits of Theosophy: The Origins and Purpose of the so-called Old Catholic Church (1919, religion)
On Type Faces: Examples of the Use of Type for the Printing of Books (1923, typography)
Four Centuries of Fine Printing (1924, typography)
Modern Fine Printing: An Exhibit of Print (1925, typography)
The Art of the Printer (1925, typography)
Type Designs of the Past and Present (1926, typography, revised 1962)
German Incunabula in the British Museum (1928, typography)
John Bell, 1745-1831 (1930, biography)
The English Newspaper: Some Account of the Physical Development of Journals Printed in London between 1622 and the Present Day (1932, history)
First Principles of Typography (1936, typography)
Black-Letter Text (1942, typography)
The Typographic Arts: Two Lectures (1949, typography)
Printing The Times Since 1785: Some Account of the Means of Production and Changes of Dress of the Newspaper (1953, history)
A Tally of Types (1953, typography, revised 1999)
Calligraphy 1535-1885 (1962)
The Typographic Book 1450-1935: A Study of Fine Typography through Five Centuries (1963, typography)
John Fell, the University Press, and the "Fell" Types (1967, typography, with Harry Carter)
Letterforms, Typographical and Scriptorial (1968, typography)
Politics and Script (1972, typography)
Selected Essays on the History of Letterforms in Manuscript and Printing (1981, essays, ed. David McKitterick)


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