Design Gallery

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The traditions of typographic and book design.
When Johannes Gutenberg introduced movable type to the Western world in 1440 he also laid the foundations for a new art form - the design and casting of letter forms - and converted printers into a new industry of private press publishers. Early type designers such as Aldus Manutius, Nicholas Janson, Claude Garamond, and William Caslon gave their names to letterforms that endure to this day. Early self-publishing printers such as William Caxton, Benjamin Franklin and William Morris established a tradition that has been rejuvenated in the present. Craft, design, and art now connect the trinity of letterforms, printing, and thought in the supply chain of language.

From the beginning, images joined letterforms: woodcuts, and engravings, and now the full gray scale and color palette can be preserved and distributed both in print and digitally. The benefits of these traditions and advances are celebrated in the Art Times Collections (ATC) gallery.