Monotype Corporation Ltd
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
Drawings; photographs; memoranda; specimens; correspondence. The type was never made. Drawings include enlargements of some lower-case letters of Monotype series 169 with which the type was planned to be compatible. Drawings and specimens that are dated (except large ones) are interfiled with the correspondence. Correspondents include Cambridge University Press (Brooke Crutchley, John Dreyfus), Matthew Carter, G. S. Kirk, D. L. Page, Stephenson Blake & Co., J. D. Wilkinson.
Drawings in pencil and ink. Correspondence with the Monotype Corporation (Stanley Morison, Beatrice Warde). Carter proposed to design a 30-point (on 36) type with long ascenders, descenders and swash letters. The type was never produced.
Three proofs of the capitals and lower case in 36 and 48 point, dated 24 and 30 Sept. 1959; and a photograph of the original drawings mounted on board and marked 'now being cut by Stephenson Blake & Co. Ltd, Sheffield, England. 1958'.
Hutt was a consultant to the Corporation 1937-9.
Various oversize drawings of the letters. Folder 1 = roman; with a printed showing of the type in 2 columns. Folder 2 = italic. One drawing of K M N X has an overlay showing David Kindersley's suggested improvements.
23 letters drawn in black ink on small rectangles of board, 194 mm. high, and wide in proportion their set-width in Monotype units. The letters represented are T a b c d e g h i j k n r s u, some more than once; with 3 word-spaces.
Almost all these papers come from Peters's years at Cambridge University Press, with just a few examples of his earlier work for the Arts Council (1946-1949) and of his other activities including printing at the Vine Press, typeface design for the Monotype Corporation, letter-cutting, and calligraphy.
16-page booklet with this title (2 issues in English, and French and Dutch); with a 4-page folder 'Trial display sizes of "Monotype" Spectrum'. One issue of the 16-page booklet is 'a specimen designed by Will Carter and Jan van Krimpen for the Monotype Corporation Limited'; the other, and the French and Dutch versions, are attributed to Carter alone.
Morison became Typographical Adviser to the Monotype Corporation in 1923.
Drawings, photographs, and stats of various alphabetical letters, mostly undated; Correspondence and memoranda on Monotype Octavian (1955-1964); Correspondence on Monophoto Octavian (1975-1976). Correspondents include Max Caflisch, David Kindersley, Ronald Mansbridge, Rauri McLean, Monotype Corporation (John Dreyfus, J. Goulding, Alan Jones, William Morgan, Doris Weller), Vivian Ridler, Hans Schmoller.