Font Designer – Chauncey H. Griffith

Chauncey H. Griffith – born 1879 in Irontown/Ohio, USA, died 1956 in Butler/N.Y., USA – typesetter, machine compositor.

1915: – becomes assistant to the president of Mergenthaler Linotype Company. Newspaper typesetting specialist. 1936: vice president of Mergenthaler Linotype with responsibility for typographic development.

Fonts: Ionic No 5 (1926), Ionic Condensed (1927), Papst (1928–1931), Poster Bodoni™ (1929), Textype (1929), Granjon® bold (1930), Excelsior® (1931), Janson (1932), Opticon (1935), Paragon (1935), Bookman (1936), Memphis® extra bold/extra bold italic (1936), Bell Gothic™ (1937), Baskerville® bold/bold italic (1939), Ryerson Condensed (1940), Corona® (1941), Monticello (1946).

* TYPOGRAPHY – An Encyclopedic Survey of Type Design and Techniques Throughout History by Friedrich Friedl, Nicolaus Ott (Editor), Bernard Stein, published by Könemann Verlagsgesellschaft mbH.
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