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Stanley Morison


Stanley Morison – born 6. 5. 1889 in Wanstead, England, died 11. 10. 1967 in London, England – typographer, type designer.

  • 1913–14: works for "The Imprint".
  • 1914–18: is sent to prison as a conscientious objector.
  • 1919–21: works for Pelican Press and from 1921–23 for Cloister Press in Manchester.
  • 1923–30: co-editor of "The Fleuron" magazine with Holbrook Jackson, Francis Meynell, B. H. Newdigate and Oliver Simon.
  • 1923–67: typography consultant to the Monotype Corporation. From 1923 onwards: book artist. Designs covers for the Victor Gollancz publishing house.
  • 1924–30: works for Cambridge University Press.
  • 1929–60: typography consultant to "The Times" daily newspaper. On 3 October 1932 the first issue of "The Times™" set in Morison’s new typeface, Times New Roman™, is printed.
  • 1935–51: published the history of "The Times™" in four volumes.
  • 1945–47: editor-in-chief of the "Times Literary Supplement".
  • 1960: made a Royal Designer for Industry.

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