Bruce Rogers (Typographer)

Bruce Rogers (Typographer)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Bruce Rogers was an American typographer, type designer, and without doubt the greatest book designer of the twentieth century. Rogers was known for his "classical" style of design, rejecting modernism, never using asymmetrical arrangements, rarely using sans serif type faces, favoring stolid roman faces such as Caslon and his own Centaur. His books now fetch astonishing sums at auction.Born Albert Bruce Rogers in Linnwood, Indiana, he never used the name Albert and was known to associates as "BR." Rogers received a B.S. from Purdue University in 1890. At Purdue, he worked with political cartoonist John T. McCutcheon on the student newspaper and yearbook. After graduation, Rogers worked as both an artist for the Indianapolis News and as office boy for a rail-road. After seeing several Kelmscott Press editions, Rogers became interested in producing fine books and so moved to Boston, then a center of publishing, where he free-lanced for L. Prang and Co
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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134919225
  • 9786134919227