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The Manual of Linotype Typography

I was reading Typographica, as I do every month and a half or so, and noticed that they mentioned The Manual of Linotype Typography. After a quick search on Google, it appears that archive.org has an electronic copy of the book. At 44 megabytes, it's a hefty download for dialup users — especially considering that it is a specimen book from 1923 — but the beauty of seeing the old-style typography and its warmth, unlike the cold and botched WYSIWYG designs we are bombarded with, more than makes up for that size. It also contains a short section on page layout.

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Contrast the last example with the archetypical modern invitation.

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Seriously people, lay off the Comic Sans MS. Friends don't let friends commit typographical faux pas.


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