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A Bible of biblical proportions

San Francisco, CA. - 18 April 1999
This weeks CBS Sunday Morning News reported on the Arion Press and their letterpress lectern bible project. CBS correspondents interviewed the team working on the project, Andrew Hoyem, Gerald Redden, Peggy Gothold, Lewis Mitchell, Thomas Ingmire and type designer Sumner Stone who designed the typeface used for large initial caps.

More type related information from the Arion Press Web site...

Initial letters are being designed by Sumner Stone, a prominent American type designer. Before establishing his Stone Typefoundry in Palo Alto, California, Stone was associated with Autologic and Adobe in the development of digital types. His typefaces include ITC Stone, ITC Bodoni, Cycles, Arepo, and Silica. These capitals will be printed in red ink from photopolymer plates.

The type chosen for the Bible is Romulus, from the eminent Dutch designer, Jan Van Krimpen (1892-1958), drawn between 1931 and 1937 for the Enschedé Foundry of Haarlem and later developed for machine composition by the Monotype Corporation.


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article posted 18 April 1999 and last updated 17 May 1999.


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