Baskerville LT font family


Designed by Linotype Design Studio in 1972
John Baskerville

About Baskerville LT 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."
More related documents:
Type Gallery: Baskerville

Baskerville LT

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Baskerville LT Upright
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Baskerville LT Upright
Baskerville LT Inclined
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Baskerville LT Inclined
Baskerville LT Bold
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Baskerville LT Bold
Baskerville LT Cyrillic Upright
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Baskerville LT Cyrillic Upright
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Baskerville LT Cyrillic Inclined
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Baskerville LT Cyrillic Bold
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Baskerville LT Greek Upright
Baskerville LT Greek Upright
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Baskerville LT Greek Inclined
Baskerville LT Greek Inclined
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Baskerville LT Greek Bold
Baskerville LT Greek Bold
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