Frederic Warde: New York State of Mind

The book and type designer Frederic Warde is little more than a phantom in most histories of type, known only for creating the typeface Arrighi, and for being the husband of the charismatic Beatrice Warde, author of The Crystal Goblet. Beyond that little is recalled, unless it is his short-lived and rancorous partnership with the British Monotype company’s Stanley Morison. Designer and author Simon Loxley took on the task of researching his story and published his findings in a book in 2009. In this article, he concentrates on the last twelve years of Warde’s life.

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