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Sander S. Pedersen


Sander S. Pedersen
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  • Cochin; the d, v and h in particular. Galliard; very lively rhythm, the pelican-beak g. Not really a book face, but Ludlow Tempo’s italic is peculiar because it’s a 1930s geometric sans-serif but the italic isn't a mechanical oblique. It has sever…
  • Obviously you wouldn’t want to set technical or scientific texts using these fractions, but I think Alisal’s could be handsome in a literary text.
  • I noticed that in Aldus’ italic, compared to something like Janson Text (or quite exaggerated; DTL Fleischmann), the calligraphic construction of the ‹y› is almost opposite in terms of left/right stress. If I were to think of a rationale besides red…
  • It makes sense for a high contrast fat face and something like Eurostile, which has deep crotches in several letters, but it’s interesting to see it in text faces, too.
  • That’s a shame. It’d be interesting to compare it with Tschichold’s writing, even if the content is no longer of much practical relevance.
  • Luke Freeman said: Hope you didn’t buy that more recently, as Detail in Typography has been reprinted under a different publisher for retail price I didn't, I bought it at retail some years ago.
  • I got the 2008/09 edition of Hochuli’s Detail in Typography as it was required reading as a student, and I see that used editions are still priced quite high (~$130), even though there are new reprints.
  • It's subtle, and the viewing conditions are suboptimal, but I think the bottom line looks better; the overshoots seem more balanced with the baseline and cap height. The O looks perhaps a bit small in the top line, in comparison.
  • Right, I was just thinking that it's difficult to study something that you're hard pressed to find in praxis. I'm sorry for going off-topic.
  • I don't think the height is actually different in any adaptation of Univers. Frutiger writes in ‹The Complete Works› (p. 96) that it was a theory (illustrated in ‹Type Sign Symbol› and the issue devoted to Univers in Typographische Monatsblätter), b…
  • I've read a few out-of-print books, including The Stroke and Counterpunch, at no personal cost, thanks to inter-library loans. I'm sure it's particular to different countries, library databases and university library policies which books are availab…
  • Monokrom uses a compound word in Norwegian, ‹skriftforlag›, meaning font publisher/publishing house.