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Bales, Peter (bap. 1547, d. 1610?), writing-master and calligrapher

Lucy Peltz.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Graphic Design and Typography; Education. 1417 words.

Bales, Peter (bap. 1547, d. 1610?), writing-master and calligrapher, was baptized at St Michael Cornhill, London, on 15 June 1547. Parish records show that he was the eldest child of Thomas...

Ferrar, Virginia (1627?–1688), bookbinder and sericulturist

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Graphic Design and Typography; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 7 words.

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Fisher, Avery Robert

André Millard.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Business and Management; Graphic Design and Typography. 1134 words.

Fisher, Avery Robert (04 March 1906–26 February 1994), entrepreneur, graphic designer, and audio engineer, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the youngest of six children of Charles Fisher and...

Fortune, Amos

Jeffry D. Schantz.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Graphic Design and Typography; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 778 words.

Fortune, Amos (1710?–17 November 1801), tanner and bookbinder, was born in Africa and brought to the colonies as a slave while very young. Nothing is known of Fortune’s parentage, birth, or...

Fry, Joseph (1728–1787), chocolate manufacturer and typefounder

James Mosley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Graphic Design and Typography. 1212 words.

Fry, Joseph (1728–1787), chocolate manufacturer and typefounder, was born into a devout Quaker family in 1728, the eldest son of John Fry (d. 1775), a shopkeeper of Sutton Benger,...

Hodgkin, John (1766–1845), grammarian and calligrapher

Thomas Hodgkin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Graphic Design and Typography; Education; Linguistics. 573 words.

Hodgkin, John (1766–1845), grammarian and calligrapher, was born at Shipston-on-Stour, Worcestershire, on 11 February 1766, the son of John Hodgkin, shopkeeper and wool stapler, and his...

Kinneir, (Richard) Jock (1917–1994), typographer and graphic designer

Jonathan Woodham.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design; Graphic Design and Typography. 1431 words.

Kinneir, (Richard) Jock (1917–1994), typographer and graphic designer, was born at the Louise Margaret Hospital, Aldershot, Hampshire, on 11 February 1917, the son of Guy Kinneir...

Linde, Andreas [Andrew] (d. 1759), bookseller and bookbinder

Graham Jefcoate.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Graphic Design and Typography. 1003 words.

Linde, Andreas [Andrew] (d. 1759), bookseller and bookbinder, may have come originally from Saxony in north-eastern Germany. He was present in London from no later than January 1743, as he...

Maittaire, Michael (1668–1747), classical scholar and typographer

Margaret Clunies Ross and Amanda J. Collins.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Book Arts and Illustration; Graphic Design and Typography; Education; Classical Studies. 1311 words.

Maittaire, Michael (1668–1747), classical scholar and typographer, was born in Rouen on 29 November 1668, the son of French protestant parents of whom nothing further is known. He took...

Moon, William (1818–1894), inventor of typography for blind people

Henry Davey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Graphic Design and Typography; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 967 words.

Moon, William (1818–1894), inventor of typography for blind people, was descended from an old Sussex family seated at Rotherfield. He was born at Horsmonden, Kent, on 18 December 1818, the...

Nash, John Henry

Stephen L. Levine.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Graphic Design and Typography; Publishing. 1193 words.

Nash, John Henry (12 March 1871–24 May 1947), printer, bibliophile, and typographer, was born in Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada, the son of John Marvin Nash, a mechanical engineer, and...

Reynes, John [formerly Jan Rijens] (d. 1545), bookseller and bookbinder

E. G. Duff.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Graphic Design and Typography; Publishing. 392 words.

Reynes, John [formerly Jan Rijens] (d. 1545), bookseller and bookbinder, a native of Wageningen, Gueldres, in the Low Countries, was granted letters of denization on 7 June 1510. Between...

Rogers, Frederick (1846–1915), bookbinder and trade unionist

David Rubinstein.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Graphic Design and Typography. 736 words.

Rogers, Frederick (1846–1915), bookbinder and trade unionist, was born on 27 April 1846 in Gower's Walk, Whitechapel, London, the eldest in the family of four sons (one of whom died in...

Webster, John Brighton (1934–2006), advertising executive

Anne Pimlott Baker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Marketing; Graphic Design and Typography. 1533 words.

Webster, John Brighton (1934–2006), advertising executive, was born on 17 December 1934 at the Hertford British Hospital, Levallois-Perret, Paris, the only child of Brighton Webster, a...

Wilkinson, Norman (1878–1971), marine and poster artist and creator of dazzle camouflage

Paul Rennie.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Graphic Design and Typography. 1699 words.

Wilkinson, Norman (1878–1971), marine and poster artist and creator of dazzle camouflage, was born on 24 November 1878 at 2 Eastbourne Terrace, Cambridge, one of the four children of Thomas...

Wilson, Alexander (1714–1786), astronomer and type founder

George Stronach.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Graphic Design and Typography; Astronomy and Astrophysics; Publishing. 798 words.

Wilson, Alexander (1714–1786), astronomer and type founder, son of Patrick Wilson, town clerk of St Andrews, and Clara Fairfoul, his wife, was born at St Andrews, Fife. His father died when...

Young, Edward Preston (1913–2003), designer and submariner

Dean Blackburn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Art Forms; Graphic Design and Typography. 1165 words.

Young, Edward Preston (1913–2003), designer and submariner, was born on 17 November 1913 in San Fernando, Trinidad, the son of William Young (d. after 1956), general trader. Following the...