Gutenberg’s method for producing type and printing texts remained remarkably unchanged for almost five centuries, but in the late nineteenth century several developments made for more efficient production of type and printed matter. A tremendously important advance was the invention of the Linotype machine. A nearly contemporary development (but a wholly different system) was the Monotype machine invented by Tolbert Lanston.
To promote their machines and typeface designs, the company issued a periodical called The Monotype Recorder. After 1922 the journal took on greater gravitas under the editorial direction of Stanley Morison, who was succeeded in that position by Beatrice Warde in 1927. Warde, one of the few women in the twentieth-century type world, made significant contributions to type scholarship and promotion.
LENDER: Jerry Kelly