CAST Cast it #2


The second issue of Cast It takes this year two chapters of John Smith’s The printer’s grammar – “chapter 1: Of roman, italic and black printing letter” and “chapter 2: Of the different bodies and sizes of printing letter” – as a specimen to show CAST’s typefaces, with a foreword by James Mosley. Many English printers’ manuals derive to some extent from Moxon’s of 1683–4, and even those of the early 19th century by Stower (1808), Johnson (1824) and Hansard (1825) include passages taken directly from Moxon’s text. The printer’s grammar of John Smith (if that was his real name), published in London in 1755, is different. He deals with compositors’ work but not with presswork.

Il secondo numero di Cast It prende quest’anno come campione per mostrare i caratteri di CAST due capitoli di The printer’s grammar di John Smith – “chapter 1: Of roman, italic and black printing letter” e “chapter 2: Of the different bodies and sizes of printing letter” – con una prefazione di James Mosley. Molti manuali di stampatori inglesi derivano da quello di Moxon del 1683-4, e anche quelli di inizio Ottocento (Stower, 1808; Johnson, 1824 e Hansard, 1825) includono passaggi tratti direttamente dal manuale di Moxon. The printer’s grammar di John Smith (se questo era il suo vero nome), pubblicato a Londra nel 1755, è diverso. Tratta di composizione, non di stampa.

Coproduced with / Coprodotto con CAST Cooperativa Anonima Servizi Tipografici
Type designers: A. Amato, E. Ciufo, A. D’Ellena, G. de Faccio, R. De Franceschi, R. Dietzsch, R. Olocco, L. Perondi
Foreword / Prefazione by James Mosley
Layout by Riccardo Olocco
Editing by Massimo Gonzato, Riccardo Olocco

16.5 × 24 cm (6.5 × 9.5”)
48 pages / pagine
Soft cover / Cucito
English edition / Edizione Inglese
ISSN: 2531-765
ISBN: 978-88-98030-10-1
Available from 15 December 2017

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As our name CAST – Cooperativa Anonima Servizi Tipografici suggests, our ambition is to design and sell fonts, but we are also here to offer typographic services to colleagues, publishers and other businesses, big and small. Services that include both technical advice specific to type design and the creation on demand of custom-made fonts for branding.