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¶ JENSON OLDSTYLE was designed by J. W. Phinney of the Dickinson Type Foundry in 1893. Jenson is based on the 'Golden Type' designed by William Morris in 1890 for his private press editions under the imprint of the Kelmscott Press. An example of William Morris's book design using his Golden Type is illustrated on the right. William Morris was a tremendous cultural influence at the turn of that century. Printing in particular attracted may to participate in the "arts of the book".
I am surprised at how many people are not aware of William Morris's 'arts & crafts' movement. Architecture, furniture, fabric and typographical design was greatly influenced by this single man.
Lanston's digital release was reviewed in 'Publish Magazine' as the most faithful rendition of the 'Golden Type'.
Lanston ships Jenson Oldstyle, No. 58 in a package with a oblique roman.
OBLIQUE ROMANS are not pure italics. The origins of this Jenson Oldstyle come from a time when italics were not yet "type currency".
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