The Fleuron.

56.png
56.1.fleuronV-124 copy.jpg
56.2.fleuron_Gill.jpg

Creator

Stanley Morison (1889–1967), Oliver Simon (1895–1956)

Title

The Fleuron.

Publisher

The Fleuron (nos. 1–4), and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press & Garden City: Doubleday (nos. 5–7)

Date

1923–1930

Coverage

London

Subject

Seven volumes. Quarto.

Description

In the early decades of the twentieth century there was considerable investigation in the realm of typography. The Fleuron, with its well-researched, insightful articles dealing with typography from the 1500s to the present day, came as a welcome addition to an audience eager for information, advice, and examples. The volumes were substantial in size, hard bound, and profusely illustrated, including many tip-in examples displaying beautiful typography – each issue was more of a book than a periodical.

The Fleuron lasted only for seven volumes, but its influence on typography remains substantial and its contents provide an overview of typography in the early twentieth century.

Relation