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Stanley Morison

Indices: Writers: Stanley Morison

Temperamental typographical advisor to the Monotype corporation and opinionated type historian and theoretician. Designer of Times New Roman which, along with Helvetica and Univers, probably holds the honor of being the most well-known typeface of the 20th century. Times New Roman was his only type design, and the story of its development is told in Walter Tracy’s Letters of Credit. His most well-known book is A Tally of Types, which is no longer an indispensable reference, but is still one of the most entertaining reads out there to the typographically inclined.


‘Towards An Ideal Type’, The Fleuron Number 2 (London: St. Stephen’s House, 1924) pp. 57-75
‘Towards An Ideal Italic’, The Fleuron Number 5 (Cambridge: The University Press, 1926) pp. 93-129
‘The Story of Gill Sans’, The Monotype Recorder Volume 34, Number 4 (London: The Monotype Corporation Limited, Winter 1935-6) pp. i-viii