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Baskerville

Baskerville

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Baskerville Font Family was designed by John Baskerville and published by Linotype. Baskerville contains 6 styles.

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About Baskerville Font Family


John Baskerville (1706-1775) was an accomplished writing master and printer from Birmingham, England. He was the designer of several types, punchcut by John Handy, which are the basis for the fonts that bear the name Baskerville today. The excellent quality of his printing influenced such famous printers as Didot in France and Bodoni in Italy. Though he was known internationally as an innovator of technique and style, his high standards for paper and ink quality made it difficult for him to compete with local commercial printers. However, his fellow Englishmen imitated his types, and in 1768, Isaac Moore punchcut a version of Baskerville's letterforms for the Fry Foundry. Baskerville produced a masterpiece folio Bible for Cambridge University, and today, his types are considered to be fine representations of eighteenth century rationalism and neoclassicism. Legible and eminently dignified, Baskerville makes an excellent text typeface; and its sharp, high-contrast forms make it suitable for elegant advertising pieces as well.

The Linotype portfolio offers many versions of this design:
ITC New Baskerville® was designed by John Quaranda in 1978.
Baskerville Cyrillic was designed by the Linotype Design Studio.
Baskerville Greek was designed by Matthew Carter in 1978.
Baskerville™ Classico was designed by Franko Luin in 1995."

Designers: John Baskerville

Publisher: Linotype

Foundry: Linotype

Design Owner: Linotype

MyFonts debut: null

Baskerville

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For over a century, Linotype has successfully produced, marketed, and licensed quality fonts. Its proven methods have been expanded over the years, adapting to new technologies. As fonts are a vehicle for all visual communication, Linotype partners with both designers and typographers, who together promote global transfer and open discussion.The Linotype font library is owned by Monotype and includes renowned fonts such as Helvetica, Neue Helvetica®, Linotype Didot™, Janson® Text, New Century Schoolbook®, and more.

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