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 Interesting backstory on how Times New Roman font came to be:

“You might be surprised to learn that Times New Roman began as a challenge, when esteemed type designer Stanley Morisoncriticized London’s newspaper The Times for being out-of-touch with modern typographical trends. So The Times asked him to create something better. Morison enlisted the help of draftsman Victor Lardent and began conceptualizing a new typeface with two goals in mind: efficiency—maximizing the amount of type that would fit on a line and thus on a page—and readability. Morison wanted any printing in his typeface to be economical, a necessity in the newspaper business, but he also wanted the process of reading to be easy on the eye.”

 

Whole article at NYPL site:

Where Did Times New Roman Come From? | The New York Public Library.

Sara: I love articles like this that reveal the history behind everyday thing, especially when it involves something related to #Books or writing.  

 

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And here’s the new cover from Keri at Alchemy Book Covers….love it!

There’s a story behind the cover (isn’t there always?), but it’s late, so I’ll save that to share with you another day…

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