Stanley Morison

Stanley Morison – born 6. 5. 1889 in Wanstead, England, died 11. 10. 1967 in London, England – typographer, type designer.

1913–14: works for "The Imprint". 1914–18: is sent to prison as a conscientious objector. 1919–21: works for Pelican Press and from 1921–23 for Cloister Press in Manchester. 1923–30: co-editor of "The Fleuron" magazine with Holbrook Jackson, Francis Meynell, B. H. Newdigate and Oliver Simon. 1923–67: typography consultant to the Monotype Corporation. From 1923 onwards: book artist. Designs covers for the Victor Gollancz publishing house. 1924–30: works for Cambridge University Press. 1929–60: typography consultant to "The Times" daily newspaper. On 3 October 1932 the first issue of "The Times™" set in Morison’s new typeface, Times New Roman™, is printed. 1935–51: published the history of "The Times™" in four volumes. 1945–47: editor-in-chief of the "Times Literary Supplement". 1960: made a Royal Designer for Industry.

Fonts: Times® (1931), Times Ten (1931), Times™ Eighteen (1931), Times Central European (1931), Times New Roman® (1932, with Victor Lardent).

Publications include: "Four Centuries of fine print", London 1924; "The Alphabet of Damianus Moyllus", London 1927; "The calligraphy of Ludovico degli Arrighi", Paris 1929; "The English newspaper, 1622–1932", Cambridge 1932; "First Principles of Typography", Cambridge 1936; "A tally of types", Cambridge 1953; "Typographic design in relation to photographic composition", San Francisco 1959; James Moran "Stanley Morison", London 1971.

* 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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