Organised around six sections (Typographic visionnaries, Elements of typesetting style, Old Phototypesetter tales, Q&A, The Crystal Goblet and a glossary), these pages were written by Michael Sanborn, formerly a typesetter for a company named Graphion. About his site, the author used to say that “the museum serves as both a gallery of typographic trivia and a repository of information that today's graphic designers really should know and don’t. (…) A lot of elements of typographic art have been forgotten”.
This is a gallery of the individuals who, through their creative drive and passion for their craft, formed the world of type as we know it today.
- Johannes Gutenberg (1398-1468)
- William Caxton (1422-1491)
- Aldus Manutius (1450-1515)
- William Caslon (1692-1766)
- John Baskerville (1706-75) [Page Lost]
- Giambattista Bodoni (1740-1813)
- Frederic W. Goudy (1865-1947)
- Eric Gill (1882-1940)
- Jan Tschichold (1902-1974)
- The Crystal Goblet (An excerpt from Beatrice Warde’s Lecture to the British Typographers’ Guild)
- Typographic Glossary