How did the bald eagle become America’s national bird?
The bald eagle’s role as a national symbol is linked to its 1782 landing on the Great Seal of the United States. Shortly after the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776, the Continent...
How did the bald eagle become America’s national bird?
The bald eagle’s role as a national symbol is linked to its 1782 landing on the Great Seal of the United States. Shortly after the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776, the Continent...
Saul Bass
Saul Bass (/sɔːl bæs/; May 8, 1920 – April 25, 1996) was an American graphic designer and Academy Award winning filmmaker, best known for his design of motion picture title sequences, film poster...
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Metafont
Metafont is a description language used to define vector fonts. It is also the name of the interpreter that executes Metafont code, generating the bitmap fonts that can be embedded into e.g. PostScri...
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Ernst F. Detterer
Ernst Frederic Detterer (1888, Lake Mills, Wisconsin – 1947, Chicago) was an American calligrapher, teacher, and typographer. He studied at Moravian College and the Pennsylvania Museum and Sch...
Oswald Bruce Cooper
Oswald Bruce Cooper (13 March 1879 - 17 December 1940) was an American type designer, lettering artist, graphic designer, and teacher of these trades.
Cooper was born in Mount Gilead, Ohio but mov...
Rick Cusick
Rick Cusick is an American lettering artist, calligrapher, type designer and book designer. He began his lettering career designing illuminated signs for Ad/Art, Inc. in his hometown of Stockton, Cal...
Beatrice Warde
Beatrice Warde (September 20, 1900— September 16, 1969, née Beatrice Becker), was a communicator on typography. She was the only daughter of May Lamberton Becker, a journalist on the staff of the New...
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Robert Slimbach
Robert Slimbach is a type designer, who has worked at Adobe Systems since 1987. He has won many awards for his digital typeface designs, including the rarely awarded Charles Peignot Award from the Ass...
Lawrence Johnson (type-founder)
Lawrence Johnson (23 January 1801 – 24 April 1860), was born and educated in England. After an early apprenticeship in the printing industry, he emigrated to America in his youth, and became an eminen...
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Robert Wiebking
Robert Wiebking (1870–1927) was a German-American engraver typeface designer who was known for cutting type matrices for Frederic Goudy from 1911 to 1926.
Robert Wiebking was born in Schwelm, Germ...
John Langdon (typographer)
John Langdon (born April 19, 1946) is an American graphic designer, ambigram artist, painter, and writer. The son of George Langdon, a teacher at The Episcopal Academy in Merion, Pennsylvania, John La...
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Albany Plan
The Albany Plan of Union was a proposal to create a unified government for the Thirteen Colonies, suggested by Benjamin Franklin, then a senior leader (age 48) and a delegate from Pennsylvania, at the...
Harold Lohner
Harold Lohner (born 1958 in Schenectady, New York) is a printmaker and designer of freeware and shareware fonts. Lohner has been a significant aspect of the cultural life of the New York State Capit...
Herbert Bayer
Herbert Bayer (April 5, 1900 – September 30, 1985) was an Austrian and American graphic designer, painter, photographer, sculptor, art director, environmental and interior designer, and architect, who...
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Thomas Maitland Cleland
Thomas Maitland Cleland (1880, Brooklyn, New York – 1964, Danbury, Connecticut) was an American book designer, painter, illustrator, and type designer.
Cleland studied at the Artisan Institute bef...
Tommy Thompson (type designer)
Samuel Winfield "Tommy" Thompson (1906–1967) was an American calligrapher, graphic artist and typeface designer. He was born Blue Point, New York. In 1944 he became the first designer to earn royaltie...
Joseph Blumenthal (printer)
Joseph Blumenthal was an American printer and publisher, typographer, and book historian. As founder of the Spiral Press, he was a well-known figure in the 20th-century fine-press movement, designing ...
Literate programming
Literate programming is an approach to programming introduced by Donald Knuth in which a program is given as an explanation of the program logic in a natural language, such as English, interspersed wi...
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R. Hunter Middleton
Robert Hunter Middleton (May 6, 1898 – August 3, 1985) was an American book designer, painter, and type designer. Born in Glasgow, Scotland he came to Chicago in 1908 where he studied at the School of...
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Pablo Ferro
Pablo Ferro (born January 15, 1935) is an American graphic designer and film titles designer.
Born in Antilla, Oriente Province, Cuba, he was raised on a remote farm before emigrating to New York ...
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Sheila Levrant de Bretteville
Sheila Levrant de Bretteville (born 1940) is an American graphic designer, artist and educator whose work reflects her belief in the importance of feminist principles and user participation in graphic...
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Knuth's Algorithm X
Donald Knuth's Algorithm X is a recursive, nondeterministic, depth-first, backtracking algorithm that finds all solutions to the exact cover problem represented by a matrix A consisting of 0s and 1s. ...
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Rudolph Ruzicka
Rudolph Ruzicka (1883–1978) was a Czech-born American wood engraver, etcher, illustrator, typeface designer, and book designer. Ruzicka designed typefaces and wood engraving illustrations for Daniel B...
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Morris Fuller Benton
Morris Fuller Benton (November 30, 1872 – June 30, 1948) was an influential American typeface designer who headed the design department of the American Type Founders (ATF), for which he was the ...
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Bagatelles and satires (Benjamin Franklin)
Benjamin Franklin was responsible for writing satirical comedies. His most notable humorous work is the collection called, The Bagatelles.
The Bagatelles, or jeux d'espirit in French, are a collec...
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Christian Schwartz
Christian Schwartz (born December 30, 1977 in Concord, New Hampshire, USA) is an American type designer. He has been awarded the German Design Award and the Prix Charles Peignot.
A graduate of the...
Mark Samuels Lasner
Mark Samuels Lasner (born 1952) is a recognized authority on the literature and art of the late Victorian era. He is also a collector, bibliographer and typographer. Samuels Lasner is Senior Research ...