Calling all typographers
rodsmallwood52 at btinternet.com
Sat Apr 30 17:49:15 CDT 2016
I think you have to look at things in the context of the time.
There was little or no CAD and books were done with photo typesetters
Each page was a kind of photograph called a bromide
Non standard things like logos where also stored on a bromide.
Quite often if you wanted to add a symbol or logo to a page or a drawing
you could go
through a process to get a copy from a master and stick it on the page
(real cut and paste)
or dig out your micrometer and draw it using your normal black ink
Rod (Panelman) Smallwood
On 30/04/2016 23:24, Kevin Schoedel wrote:
> At 10:39 ?pm +1000 2016/04/29, steven at malikoff.com wrote:
>> I'm puzzled about the notion
>> of 'o' not being a perfect circle as I found it to be quite so, at least
>> on the masthead.
> When I did this originally I worked from document scans from Bitsavers, and
> became convinced from those that the bowls were a little narrower than
> perfect circles: <http://imgur.com/Xd6rreF.jpg>.
> Since then I've got a paper copy of one of the handbooks, so I went today
> to get a high-resolution look, and now I agree that they *are* circles, or
> intended to be, and the models I used must have been distorted in printing
> or scanning: <http://i.imgur.com/WIgagKI.jpg>.
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