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  • History of Type Lecture

    Saturday, November 5, 2016, 1:00pm – 3:30pm

    From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg, RIT Professor Frank Romano details the rich history of typography over the ages. He answers such questions as “Who invented the serif?” and “Who invented the lowercase?” among many others. Discover Napoleon’s relationship with the Courier typewriter font and how italic type helped to invent the Renaissance.

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  • Watch the Haverhill Journal’s video on our new home

    The Haverhill Journal’s Lindsay Paris takes us on a tour of the new museum and speaks with executives Frank Romano and Kim Pickard.

    Our segment starts 5:16 minutes into the broadcast. >

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  • Events & Exhibits in 2016

    2016 TYPESALES

    • Sat., September 24th
    • Sat., November 19th

    Other events:

    • A Night at the Museum with PINE
    • The Last TANY Reunion
    • APHA New England

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  • The Inland Printer

    The most current, up-to-date printing technology — 132 years ago.

    The Inland Printer was the longest published printing magazine in the United States. First published in October 1884 and still published on a limited basis “It may have been the first magazine to use a different cover illustration on every issue,” according to .

    See in industry in all its letterpress glory in the complete second edition from November 1884 here (view or download pdf, 14.9 MB).

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  • New font technology on the horizon

    Imagine a single font file gaining an infinite flexibility of weight, width, and other attributes without also gaining file size — and imagine what this means for design.

    Read more on the Adobe Typekit Blog >

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  • Anatomy of ATF Type

    What is a Type Foundry? A company that makes type.

    Metal type diagram

    One of the foremost in the US was American Type Foundries (ATF), founded in 1892 when 23 independent type foundries consolidated. These foundries were brought together for several reasons, one being that the Linotype, which produced a line of type, was introduced a few years earlier and was cutting into the sales of hand set type. Another was that the type produced by the various foundries was not systematic — point sizes and baselines varied between companies.

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Mass. Cultural CouncilThe Museum of Printing is supported in part by grants from Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill & Merrimack Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a State Agency.

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