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3. Sans serif Bishop Marks from 1673

Jon Melton
TypeThursday London (in Cambridge) 09 May 2019
Symposium and Type Design Critique


Sans serif Bishop Marks from 1673
Practice-based historical research is utilized within the production of an alphabet of letterforms which explore the context for sans serif Bishop Marks from 1673. The limited published history and original (primary source) examples on post, were studied within the production of an experimental digital typeface of the date-stamp glyphs. This initial font is...

3a. Bishop Sans - Type Specimen

Jon Melton
Bishop Sans - Type Specimen
Posted Letter Photograph: Jon Melton

Bishop Marks Abstract:
Date Stamps on posted letters were first introduced in April of 1661 by Britain’s first Postmaster-General Henry Bishop to counteract accusations of unwarranted delays and profiteering by unscrupulous employees of the postal service belonging to The Crown. All letters in England and Wales were locally town-stamped and were sent via London, or Edinburgh in Scotland and Dublin in...

5b. Soane Sans U&lc - Type Specimen

Jon Melton
Soane Sans U&lc - Type Specimen
Photograph: Jon Melton, emfoundry.com
2 of 2 Research Type specimens
(Type specimens are defined as typographic designs that showcase a typeface design, its context and use.)
The Soane Sans lower-case were derived from the 'soanean' inscriptional capitals found on the Gate-house Lodges at Langley Park in Norfolk - from what is likely the earliest surviving extant example of a Soane serif-less inscription. Their distinctive bold...

Soane Sans Caps - Type Specimen

Jon Melton
Soane Sans Caps - Type Specimen
Photograph: Jon Melton
1 of 2 Research Type Specimens
(Type specimens are defined as typographic designs that showcase a typeface design, its context and use.)
The Soane Sans Capitals were revived from observed drawings and photographs of the Lodges at Langley Park in Norfolk - from what is likely the earliest extant example of a Soane inscription. Their distinctive bold modelling and subtle curl to the ‘J’ which respects the classical Latin alphabet...

Piranesi's Initials - Information Graphic

Jon Melton
Piranesi's Initials - Information Graphic
Research Type Specimens

(Type specimens are defined as typographic design that showcases a typeface design and its use. Information graphics can in this case, both justify and explain the context for a new type design.)
These Initial forms were revived into an information graphic diagram to explain the content of Piranes’s letterform ‘beliefs’ within the Graeco-Roman debate. This graphic explains Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s plate 41 Fig. II and III of Le Antichità Romane....

3. Sans serif Bishop Marks from 1673

Jon Melton
TypeThursday London (in Cambridge) 09 May 2019
Symposium and Type Design Critique


Sans serif Bishop Marks from 1673
Practice-based historical research is utilized within the production of an alphabet of letterforms which explore the context for sans serif Bishop Marks from 1673. The limited published history and original (primary source) examples on post, were studied within the production of an experimental digital typeface of the date-stamp glyphs. This initial font is...

Complex Systems modelling to plan a Sustainable Future

Ilaria Perissi
In this short video (10 minutes), Dr Ilaria Perissi tries to respond to the following questions:
What is modelling? How do climate scientists do it? Why should we listen to models? Can models predict the future?
Models can help work out what has caused observed climate warming in the past and how big a role natural factors play compared to human factors. Scientists run many different experiments to model climates of the past,...

5c. ETRVSCA Sans - Font Typeface and Type Specimens

Jon Melton
ETRVSCA Sans - The Primal 18th Century Sans
This practice-based historical research identifies the architect John Soane’s inspiration and model for his serif-less letterforms deployed as titling on drawings and as proposed inscriptions throughout the last quarter of the eighteen-century. This typography revived the primitive letterforms of Republican Rome and earlier pre-roman serif-less alphabets of the Etruscans and the Greeks.
Archival material, period books and antique print engravings were studied to provide the...

2a. Piranesi's Initials - Type Specimen

Jon Melton
Piranesi's Initials - Type Specimen
Research Type specimens

(Type specimens are defined as typographic design that showcases a typeface design and its use.)
These Initial letters were revived directly from an original engraving by Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s of plate 41 Fig. II and III from Le Antichità Romane of 1756, and their design was extended to include all 26 Capitals. Including a specific ‘G’ that reflects the Roman creation of the letter...

ETRVSCA Sans - Font Typeface and Type Specimens

Jon Melton
ETRVSCA Sans - The Primal 18th Century Sans
This practice-based historical research identifies the architect John Soane’s inspiration and model for his serif-less letterforms deployed as titling on drawings and as proposed inscriptions throughout the last quarter of the eighteen-century. This typography revived the primitive letterforms of Republican Rome and earlier pre-roman serif-less alphabets of the Etruscans and the Greeks.
Archival material, period books and antique print engravings were studied to provide the platform to revive a...

Soane Sans U&lc - Type Specimen

Jon Melton
Soane Sans U&lc - Type Specimen
Photograph: Jon Melton
2 of 2 Research Type specimens
(Type specimens are defined as typographic designs that showcase a typeface design, its context and use.)
The Soane Sans lower-case were derived from the inscriptional capitals found on the Lodges at Langley Park in Norfolk - from what is likely the earliest extant example of a Soane inscription. Their distinctive bold modelling has been utilised in extending the full character set of the font...

3b. Bishop Sans Full Type Specimen

Jon Melton
Sans serif Bishop Marks from 1673
Type Specimen text abstract:
Date Stamps on posted letters were first introduced in April of 1661 by Britain’s first 'Postmaster-General' Henry Bishop to counteract accusations of corruption, unwarranted delays and profiteering by unscrupulous employees of the postal service belonging to The Crown. All letters in England and Wales were locally town-stamped and were sent, sometimes ‘post-haste’, via London, or Edinburgh in Scotland and Dublin in Ireland; ready...

Ilg et al PLOSOne full dataset

Marcus Ilg
Dataset of data underlying results in PLOSOne study

Ilg et al PLOSOne full dataset

Marcus Ilg
Dataset of data underlying results in PLOSOne study

2. The True source of the Sans

Jon Melton
ATypI 18 Antwerp Type Legacies Conference

The True source of the Sans
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz5X9my_X5Q

Published online January 2019 [Play, and Listen online to the Presentation while studying the Slides on Figshare. Or download the low-res Presentation with presenter notes .pdf]
Abstract:
The search for the origin of today’s commercial sans serif typography has become something of a ‘holy grail’ for type historians. The earliest known example of a deliberately geometrical...

1. The Serif-Less Letters of John Soane

Jon Melton
Pen, print and communication in the eighteenth century. Editors: Archer-Parré, C. and Dick, M. Published by Liverpool university Press ISBN: 978-1-789-62230-0 https://liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/books/id/53166/

Published in September 2020, with a Book Launch webinar of short talks from contributors on 19 November 2020: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pen-print-and-communication-in-the-eighteenth-century-webinar-book-launch-tickets-125925850609
With the Webinar of short talks published on YouTube: https://youtu.be/icNZfKfMT_I

Book Chapter 14
The Serif-Less Letters of John Soane

Jon Melton
pp.215-228

Abstract.
...

2b. Piranesi's Initials - Information Graphic

Jon Melton
Piranesi's Initials - Information Graphic
Research Type Specimens

(Type specimens are defined as typographic design that showcases a typeface design and its use. Information graphics can in this case, both justify and explain the context for a new type design.)
These Initial forms were revived into an information graphic diagram to explain the content of Piranesi’s letterform ‘beliefs’ within the Graeco-Roman debate. This graphic explains Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s plate 41 Fig. II...

5c. ETRVSCA Sans - Font Typeface and Type Specimens

Jon Melton
ETRVSCA Sans - The Primal 18th Century Sans
This practice-based historical research identifies the architect John Soane’s inspiration and model for his serif-less letterforms deployed as titling on drawings and as proposed inscriptions throughout the last quarter of the eighteen-century. This typography revived the primitive letterforms of Republican Rome and earlier pre-roman serif-less alphabets of the Etruscans and the Greeks.
Archival material, period books and antique print engravings were studied to provide the...

1. The Serif-Less Letters of John Soane

Jon Melton
Pen, print and communication in the eighteenth century. Editors: Archer-Parré, C. and Dick, M. Published by Liverpool university Press ISBN: 978-1-789-62230-0 https://liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/books/id/53166/

Published in September 2020, with a Book Launch webinar of short talks from contributors on 19 November 2020: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pen-print-and-communication-in-the-eighteenth-century-webinar-book-launch-tickets-125925850609
With the Webinar of short talks published on YouTube: https://youtu.be/icNZfKfMT_I

Book Chapter 14
The Serif-Less Letters of John Soane

Jon Melton
pp.215-228

Abstract.
...

EJP - Lapthorn et al - SelleckChem FDA-approved Drug Library - Full data

Alice Lapthorn
Full details of the SelleckChem FDA-approved drug library used for the screening assay as outlined in our manuscript. Dataset includes the names of the 1,954 drugs along with the following information: Percentage inhibition of ASMA expression Fibroblast cell viability Molecular weight CAS number Target URL on SelleckChem Site General information of how they work Pathway they are involved in Formula Form Synonyms

2b. Piranesi's Initials - Information Graphic

Jon Melton
Piranesi's Initials - Information Graphic
Research Type Specimens

(Type specimens are defined as typographic design that showcases a typeface design and its use. Information graphics can in this case, both justify and explain the context for a new type design.)
These Initial forms were revived into an information graphic diagram to explain the content of Piranesi’s letterform ‘beliefs’ within the Graeco-Roman debate. This graphic explains Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s plate 41 Fig. II...

5a. Soane Sans Caps - Type Specimen

Jon Melton
Soane Sans Caps - Type Specimen
Photograph: Jon Melton
1 of 2 Research Type Specimens
(Type specimens are defined as typographic designs that showcase a typeface design, its context and use.)
The Soane Sans Capitals were revived from observed drawings and photographs of Soane's Gate-house Lodges at Langley Park in Norfolk - from what is likely the earliest surviving extant example of a serif-less Soane inscription. Their distinctive bold modelling and...

3b. Bishop Sans Full Type Specimen

Jon Melton
Sans serif Bishop Marks from 1673
Type Specimen text abstract:
Date Stamps on posted letters were first introduced in April of 1661 by Britain’s first 'Postmaster-General' Henry Bishop to counteract accusations of corruption, unwarranted delays and profiteering by unscrupulous employees of the postal service belonging to The Crown. All letters in England and Wales were locally town-stamped and were sent, sometimes ‘post-haste’, via London, or Edinburgh in Scotland and Dublin in Ireland; ready...

5c. ETRVSCA Sans - Font Typeface and Type Specimens

Jon Melton
ETRVSCA Sans - The Primal 18th Century Sans
This practice-based historical research identifies the architect John Soane’s inspiration and model for his serif-less letterforms deployed as titling on drawings and as proposed inscriptions throughout the last quarter of the eighteen-century. This typography revived the primitive letterforms of Republican Rome and earlier pre-roman serif-less alphabets of the Etruscans and the Greeks.
Archival material, period books and antique print engravings were studied to provide the...

4. ETRVSCA - Bishop Sans in Ways of Thinking

Jon Melton
Contributor to Ways of Thinking, Published by the Ruskin Press, Cambridge in March 2020.
ISBN 978-1-912319-02-2
OBJECTS: 'seemingly overlooked'
pp.31-34
ETRVSCA - Bishop Sans
Abstract: Date stamps on posted letters were introduced in April 1661 by Britain’s first ‘Postmaster- General’ Henry Bishop, in order to counteract accusations of unscrupulous behaviour by employees of the Crown’s postal service. ‘Bishop Marks’, as they became known, served a similar function to Roman ceramic...

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