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kymac
May 22, 2009, 04:16 AM
Hey guys, I'm looking for a list of some of the famous uses of the Baskerville typeface.. does anyone know where I could find some? does anyone know of any common ones off the top of their head?



Jaffa Cake
May 22, 2009, 04:59 AM
Just off the top of my head, it's the corporate typeface of British newsagent and stationery chain WH Smith. (http://www.whsmith.co.uk/)

jsyingling
May 22, 2009, 05:32 PM
It's also used for the Canadian government wordmark, I believe. Certainly looks like it. http://www.canadiandesignresource.ca/officialgallery/wp-content/uploads/2006/05/wordmark_red2.jpg

Jaffa Cake
May 22, 2009, 05:39 PM
It looks very similar but it seems to have been modified a bit.

As an aside, Baskerville's lower case 'g' is one of my favourite letterforms going. Beautiful stuff.

kymac
May 23, 2009, 01:02 AM
It looks very similar but it seems to have been modified a bit.

As an aside, Baskerville's lower case 'g' is one of my favourite letterforms going. Beautiful stuff.

agreed.. that hanging tail and that ear.. so perfect