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History of the Monotype Corporation: book launch

Talk, discussion and launch of this important new publication – the first assessment of the Corporation’s history in its significant years between 1897 and 1992. With co-editor Andrew Boag and authors Sebastian Carter, Richard Southall, and Judy Slinn – along with Richard Lawrence, and Susan Shaw.
What Business, Printing methods, Type design, Type technology
When Nov 13, 2014 from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM

Celebrate the publishing event of the year with Printing Historical Society (PHS) and Vanbrugh Press

Thursday 13 November 2014 – 18:00 to 19:30 – standard tickets £15.00

Limited number of tickets available, book here.

St Bride Foundation Institute
Bride Lane
Fleet Street
London EC4 8EE

18.00 to 18.45 – drinks reception in the Farringdon Room. Copies of this ground-breaking publication will be available for sale and for signature by the authors. Monotype exhibits and videos will also be on display.

18.45 to 19.30 – talk, discussion, and official launch in the Bridewell Hall. Andrew Boag (co-editor) will discuss the book’s journey, and its content. The authors – Sebastian Carter, Richard Southall, and Judy Slinn – along with Richard Lawrence, and Susan Shaw will discuss the significance of the Monotype Corporation and open the discussion to the audience.

Background
This important new publication is the first assessment of the Corporation’s history in its significant years between 1897 and 1992. Andrew Boag initiated this exciting project in order to publish Monotype’s business history. For this he commissioned leading business historian Judy Slinn. After raising sponsorship for the research and writing, and with support throughout from Richard Lawrence, the work expanded to cover the Corporation’s type development (written by Sebastian Carter) and the development of its composing technologies (written by Richard Southall). The continuing legacy of Monotype in high-quality type, along with the rescue of Monotype’s hot-metal business to the Type Archive is discussed by Boag and Susan Shaw in the book’s Epilogue.

The 432-page book is beautifully designed (and co-Edited) by Christopher Burke in Monotype Dante with 256 illustrations (22 in colour). It is case bound with a dust jacket set in Monotype Bulmer 469 and Castellar and printed by Hand & Eye Letterpress.

For more background to the book and the authors see Vanbrugh Press

Published in association with the PHS, this launch forms part of the conference celebrating the Society’s 50th Anniversary.

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