Times New Roman

maxim_zhukov's picture

Where on the Web could one find some information about various design versions of Times New Roman, both historical and recent, and their designers (of course, not the usial suspects

rs_donsata's picture

There is a chapter on the subject in Walter Tracy's Letters of Credit, but it talks more about the original design development and it

Si_Daniels's picture

Dave Farey did the latest incarnation for Mr Murdoch - http://www.myfonts.com/person/farey/dave/

Si

dan_reynolds's picture

Walter Tracy design Times Europa. Oddles of designers have worked on the Monotype and Linotype versions.

John Hudson's picture

Both Dave Farey's design and Walter Tracy's Times Europa are completely new typefaces, not related to Times New Roman.

hrant's picture

I've collected a fair amount of print stuff about Times (including some great pieces by Alan Hutt), but even though it's typically better than what's online there doesn't seem to be anything comprehensive out there even in print. Huh, I guess somebody should really write a book about the fatherly font that is Times!

Maybe the most useful start would be if the Eye issue about Farey's work is available online - I know that some Eye articles end up on their site. A quick search there turned up these
http://www.eyemagazine.com/feature.php?id=4&fid=5
http://www.eyemagazine.com/feature.php?id=4&fid=11
from the Summer of 2001 issue. But they seem to be just placeholders. :-(

> Both Dave Farey's design and Walter Tracy's
> Times Europa are completely new typefaces,
> not related to Times New Roman.

Not to start a terminology battle, but I think the difference between Tracy's and Farey's stuff compared to the original is large - the latter is relatively pretty close, from my viewpoint.

hhp

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