Name the Typographer

Jackie Frant's picture

Is that Stanley Morison - of Linotype fame?
Kind of looks like him:

TypoJunkie's picture

Yup, that's him! You should go to the blog and post the answer though; you'll get a nice prize!

*edit: Never mind… someone beat you to it.

Ehague's picture

Seems to be a flopped reproduction of this sketch by William Rothenstein.

David Rault's picture

there is a good quality version in simon loxley's type.


Jackie Frant's picture

Close Ehague, but you have an older more balding line drawing of him.
The wood cut - seems to have longer, shaggier hair :-)
and even a different shape of glasses...

Nope not a Stanley Morison fan - honest...

Si_Daniels's picture

>Is that Stanley Morison - of Linotype fame?

That would by Monotype.

kentlew's picture

For the record, Stanley Morison was typographic consultant to Monotype (not "Linotype fame").

-- K.

Ehague's picture

Also for the record, the Morison of the image I posted before clearly has shaggier hair than the one in the woodcut.

gemma's picture

how bizarre....his hair just suddenly got shaggier

mike_duggan's picture

you sure that isnt Jelle Bosma? ;-)

Jackie Frant's picture

See I told you i wasn't a fan... LOL
I only know him from the Linotype site...

and oh yes, I was totally mistaken - that hair was plenty shaggy back then....

will powers's picture

So Linotype has a photo of Stanley M on their site. Shows how integrated the type biz has become.

About 1990 I got an amazing bit of promo from Monotype. I wish I'd kept it. It shows an "old-fashioned" printing shop [excuse me: "printing office"]. You know, guys in neckties and sleeve garters at work at a platen press, a composing bank, and at a stone. Then in the background you can see a typesetting machine, maybe circa 1900. But the machine is a dang Linotype machine.

The clowns at Monotype's ad agency must have had no idea what a Monotype looked like. Nor, obviously, did the clowns within Monotype who ran the ad work have any idea what their own machines of not so many years before looked like.

This was back when Lino and Mono were still battling it out for the emerging "desktop" market, and each was trying to establish its heritage. An old typesetting machine meant "heritage," I guess. Who cared what kind of machine.


Si_Daniels's picture

>I wish I’d kept it.

The one that got away.

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