Lanston Designer Bios
Benton was a principal type designer at ATF from 1892 until 1937.
Caslon began his career as a gun engraver in 1716. In 1720 he designed his first typefaces and 14 years later issued his first specimen sheet.
One of the finest living type designers we have had the pleasure
to know. Dave's theory that Fred Goudy and WC Fields are one
and the same is supported by some overwhelming evidence. Based
in London, Mr. Farey can be found presenting and cavorting at
various international typography conferences.
Manager of the Lanston library from the early
until the mid 20th century. He designed many of the faces
himself, but more importantly commissioned many important
faces from Frederic Goudy.
“Fleuron Master” extraordinaire,
Mr. Giampa was proprietor of Lanston during the segue between
hot metal and digital eras in type. His Bodoni 26 was named one of the best 100 fonts by the TDC.
The preeminent type designer who had created
over 100 classic faces was the Art Director of Lanston Monotype
Company from 1920-1947. Thirty of his designs were created
specifically for Lanston and all will be available in the
near future as a fitting tribute to Goudy’s typographic
Prolific 16th Century printer and punchcutter most famous for his italic and script fonts.
Type Foundry designs can be found here.
Living type legend Jim Rimmer has produced
fonts equally well in metal and digital form. His output approaches
Frederic Goudy's in volume and quality. Mr.Rimmer has digitized
several Goudy faces for Lanston and continues to assist in
the evolution of Lanston Type Co.
One of the most noted American classical typographers
of the first half of the 20th century. Mr. Rogers ornamented
book design work is revered and influential today. His Centaur
type design (named Metropolitan Oldstyle for Lanston Monotype)
is regarded as one of the most beautiful typefaces ever cut.
Assistant Art Director at Lanston Monotype in the mid 20th century.
American typographer and author has only one
type design to his name: Arrighi (LTC Metropolitan Italic).
His contributions to the typographic world extend into his
writing and publishing of many important works.