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Cast It #2


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The second issue of Cast It considers two chapters of John Smith’s The printer’s grammar (1755). The chapters—“chapter 1: Of roman, italic and black printing letter” and “chapter 2: Of the different bodies and sizes of printing letter”—are typeset to showcase CAST’s typefaces in a specimen. A foreword by James Mosley, the former Librarian of London's St. Bride Printing Library and a specialist in the history of printing and letter design, is included; his text explores the history of The printer's grammar and what can be concluded about its author.

CAST is a digital type foundry which shares Smith's entrepreneurial and cosmopolitan spirit by promoting international discussions on typographic matters.

Edited by Massimo Gonzato and Riccardo Olocco

Design by Riccardo Olocco

Published by Lazy Dog Press
First edition, 2018

Softcover, 48 pages, 6.5 × 9.5 inches

ISBN: 978-88-98030-10-1