Jack Stauffacher was an influential typographer whose career began in his native San Mateo, California. For several years he taught printing at the Carnegie Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh, but he spent most of his working life in San Francisco. Early on he became enamored with the qualities of the series of types designed by Nicolas Kis of Hungary (1650–1702), which were mistakenly attributed to Anton Janson of Leipzig, Germany.
Stauffacher acquired a full range of the types in 1950. This book was printed to display the freshly cast fonts, along with specimens of the Monotype and Linotype versions and a couple of related types. Janson: A Definitive Collection is the first book published in America to correct the misattribution of Kis’ fonts.
LENDER: The Grolier Club