Baskerville

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by kymac, May 22, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    kymac

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    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?
     
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    Jaffa Cake

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    Just off the top of my head, it's the corporate typeface of British newsagent and stationery chain WH Smith.
     
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    It's also used for the Canadian government wordmark, I believe. Certainly looks like it. [​IMG]
     
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    Jaffa Cake

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    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.
     
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    kymac

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

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