Posts Tagged: Times New Roman

The Rumpus Interview with Peter Mendelsund


Writer, designer, and thinker Peter Mendelsund talks about book design, the tangled process of reading and perception, and his two new books, Cover and What We See When We Read. ...more

Times New Roman’s Dramatic Past


The history of the New Times Roman font involves the artistry of a yacht-maker (William Starling Burgess) plagiarism (by one Stanley Morison) and the truth’s delayed discovery by a Canadian printer (Gerald Giampa) almost seventy years later.

The font’s initial appeal was its ability to fit more words in a broadsheet of the Times, thus saving the paper money.