Page 4 - January 2014
BPS has become an MONOTYPE oĸcial partner for Designed by Jan van Krimpen IPEX 2014! JAN van Krimpen (1892-1958) was a Dutch typographer and type designer. The Society is very proud to have Spectrum was commissioned in 1941 been invited by IPEX 2014 to become by a Dutch Publishing House, who a partner for the world-class prinƟng were planning a range of Bibles. event at London Excel ExhibiƟon The ‘Monotype’ Spectrum was first Centre in March next year, and shown in a four page leaflet written naturally we have accepted. by Stanley Morrison. Jan van Krimpen also designed: Lutetia, Van Dijck We will be provided with a stand at Roman, Haarlemmer and Romulus for the Show, free publicity, entry into the Monotype Corporation. their Show catalogue and lots of other advantages. This is a valuable Below is taken from the Monotype opportunity for the Society and not to Newsletter 87 of June 1970 be missed. Plans are at an early stage and we Spectrum, cut by The Monotype Cor- haven’t yet worked out what goodies poration in 1955, surpasses Van we will have at the Show to give to Krimpen’s other faces, both in the interested punters, but one thing is elegance and grace of the letterforms clear - we need your help! and in its versatility in use. The IPEX Show at Excel runs for six But at the same time it shares with days from 24th to 29th March which Lutetia and Romulus many qualities means that we are looking for at characteristic of its designer—fine least a dozen Įt and energeƟc BPS proportions, sharp cut, generous members to represent the Society. counters. It differs from them in It will mean an early start and a late having a larger x-height and rather Įnish for anyone who takes on this darker colour. There is also an increase challenge, but in return you get a in the contrast between thick and thin free look at the greatest prinƟng strokes. The upper serifs in the lower show in the world! We envisage that case are not, as they are in the earlier parƟcipants in this exciƟng venture faces, almost horizontal but are of will wear the new BPS cream polo typical Old-face form. The capitals shirt, and if you need one of these, are narrower in relation to the lower please contact the Sales Secretary. case, but Van Krimpen’s characteristic long, finely balanced serifs are still a If you are interested in aƩending IPEX, feature of the design. The beautiful please contact Ron Rookes as soon chancery italic is a little lighter than as possible (contact details on inside that of Lutetia, and the slope is less front cover). inclined. 4 The sharpness and openness of both the italic and the roman make it suitable for letterpress printing on most paper surfaces, and its clean lines make it a good choice for photolithography.