Typography is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable and appealing when displayed.

This portal also covers type design and manufacture.

Type design and typefacesEdit

Specimen catalogsEdit

Alexander Wilson & SonEdit

American Type FoundersEdit

Anthony BessemerEdit

Austin's Imperial Letter FoundryEdit

Baltimore Type CompanyEdit

  • One Line Specimens and Revised Price List No. 8-A (1938) (external scan)

Blake, Garnett and Co.Edit

Boston Type and Stereotype FoundryEdit

Bruce Type FoundryEdit

Caslon and CatherwoodEdit

Cincinnati Type FoundryEdit

Fann Street FoundryEdit

Government Printing OfficeEdit

Hamilton Manufacturing Co.Edit

Henry CaslonEdit

H. G. BishopEdit

Mackellar, Smiths & JordanEdit

Montreal Type FoundryEdit

Palmer & ReyEdit

Rand & AveryEdit

S. W. Green's SonEdit

William CaslonEdit

William H. Page & Co.Edit

V. & J. FigginsEdit

Type foundriesEdit

Companies that manufacture physical type for use in printing presses.


Type manufacture and printing was a large industry. Many periodicals wwere dedicated to the subject, and many more general printing, publishing and book-making periodicals also covered typographical topics.

Works about typographyEdit

Encyclopaedic articlesEdit

See alsoEdit