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Glossy design then and now

When Sun 13 Oct 1400
Where Krasnapolsky A
What Typography
Who Mark Barratt

The typography of marginalia - footnotes, glosses and asides - evolved rapidly after the development of printing from movable type. It systemised the business of scholarship and survives although often in a degraded form today in thoughtful print publishing. Electronic media have generally not handled marginalia well. This presentation summarises the historical legacy in print and examines ways in which electronic media - particularly on the web and in e-books - are trying to replicates the functions of marginalia in new visual forms and with new, shared, annotation standards.

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