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The role of typeface categorization systems in the typographic education of the printer: a corrective legacy still with us today

DIXON, Catherine;

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This paper traces the origins of current classificatory tools to the early typeface categorizations developed for use within the printing trade over a century ago. It identifies a set of corrective values underpinning these early categorizations passed on through the influence of the Vox system and a problem of bias. It locates in the scholarship of Nicolete Gray, an alternative perspective in constructing more representative overviews of typeform design.

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Palavras-chave: Classification, Typface Design, Vox, Nicolete Gray, Historiography,


DOI: 10.5151/design-icdhs-014

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DIXON, Catherine; "The role of typeface categorization systems in the typographic education of the printer: a corrective legacy still with us today", p. 60-66 . In: Farias, Priscila Lena; Calvera, Anna; Braga, Marcos da Costa & Schincariol, Zuleica (Eds.). Design frontiers: territories, concepts, technologies [=ICDHS 2012 - 8th Conference of the International Committee for Design History & Design Studies]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2012. São Paulo: Blucher, 2014.
ISSN 2318-6968, ISBN: 978-85-212-0692-7
DOI 10.5151/design-icdhs-014

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