Jump to content
Check out new and popular MyFonts releases
  • Mackellar, Smiths & Jordan

    712 views

    (0 reviews)

    This study of America’s leading type foundry of the nineteenth century, MacKellar, Smiths & Jordan, emphasizes the design of the hundreds of typefaces that were produced by the foundry, from its inception in the 1860s until its merger with most other American foundries at the end of the century. The author describes how changing business conditions and technical improvements in type founding interacted with changes in public taste over the decades to modify the appearance of American typefaces.
    While MacKellar, Smiths & Jordan is only one of many American foundries, it can stand as an exemplar of the rest. It was the descendant of the first successful American type foundry, Binny and Ronaldson, started in Philadelphia in 1796, and set many industry standards in business practice, manufacturing, and design. When taste turned away from ornamented type styles at the end of the nineteenth century, MacKellar, Smiths & Jordan’s output fell into obscurity. This study proposes that the earlier styles were very successful in their own time and should be judged on that basis. A completely illustrated appendix showing MS&J’s original typeface designs accompanies the text.

    ❝Typographic Tastemakers of the Late Nineteenth Century❞
    2008
    by: Doug Clouse
    Publisher: Oak Knoll Press
    ISBN: 9781584562320
    Amazon search
    Abebook search



    User Feedback

    Create an account or sign in to leave a review

    You need to be a member in order to leave a review

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now

    There are no reviews to display.


Our partners

Discover the Best Deals for Freelance Designers.
The largest selection of professional fonts for any project. Over 130,000 available fonts, and counting.
Great Design Assets Just Got Affordable.
Curated quality fonts from I Love Typography.
Font Licensing Made Easy.
Discover the fonts from the Germany foundry FDI Type. A brand of Schriftkontor Ralf Herrmann.
Wayfinding Sans Symbols: the pictogram font for signs
×
×
  • Create New...

🍪 Important Information:

This website uses functional cookies.