弗兰克·辛曼·皮尔蓬特

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Frank Hinman Pierpont
出生1860
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
逝世1937
英格兰, 英国
国籍美国
知名于字体排印学
知名作品Plantin

弗兰克·辛曼·皮尔蓬特(1860年-1937年),美国工程师、字体设计师。

皮尔彭特于 1860 年在美国康涅狄格州纽黑文出生,1937年2月11日在英格兰逝世[1][2]。他主要在英国Monotype Corporation公司任职[3][4][5]

他在美国康涅狄格州哈特福德学习机械工程之后,于1886年开始在一家专利局从事排版机的工作。1894前往欧洲,并在1896年成为了德国排版机制造商Typograph Setzmachinen-Fabrik的主管。

他于1899年帮助组建位于英国萨里的Lanston Monotype公司并担任工厂经理,后来成为英国分公司的董事会成员,并一直任职到其去世的前一年,即1936年[6][7][8]。在Monotype工作期间,他监督了多款经典、创新的字体(例如Times New Roman等)制作[9][10]。据报道,他对Monotype的艺术顾问Stanley Morison和宣传经理Beatrice Warde的艺术野心表示怀疑,他在一本1920年代的Gill Sans字体备忘中曾抱怨说,“这款字没什么值得推荐的,而且有很多地方难以令人接受。”[11][12][13][14]

闲暇之时,皮尔蓬特喜欢种玫瑰。他于1936年从工程经理职位上退休,并成为顾问工程师,在董事会任职,但于翌年去世。[15]

设计字体作品[编辑]

所有字体均为英国British Monotype公司出品:

参考[编辑]

  1. ^ Slinn, Judy; Carter, Sebastian; Southall, Richard. History of the Monotype Corporation. : 202–3 etc. 
  2. ^ Wallis, Lawrence. Frank Hinman Pierpont (1860-1937): An Unsung Pioneer of Mechanical Typesetting. Bulletin of the Printing Historical Society: 8–14. 
  3. ^ Mosley, James. Review: A Tally of Types. Journal of the Printing Historical Society. 2001,. 3, new series: 63–67. That it was Pierpont himself who was central to this drive for quality is made abundantly clear by the abrupt changes that are seen after his retirement in 1937. All the types produced during the brief period before the Second World War, although they naturally have many fine features, are more or less flawed. 
  4. ^ Rhatigan, Dan. Time and Times again. Monotype. [28 July 2015]. 
  5. ^ Mosley, James. Reviving the Classics: Matthew Carter and the Interpretation of Historical Models. Mosley, James; Re, Margaret; Drucker, Johanna; Carter, Matthew (编). Typographically Speaking: The Art of Matthew Carter. Princeton Architectural Press. 2003: 31–34. ISBN 9781568984278. 
  6. ^ Neil Macmillan. An A-Z of Type Designers. Yale University Press. 2006: 147. ISBN 0-300-11151-7. 
  7. ^ Monotype 1897-1937 (PDF). [24 February 2018]. 
  8. ^ Dreyfus, John. Into Print: Selected writings on printing history, typography and book production 1st hardcover. Boston: David R. Godine. 1995: 116–7. ISBN 9781567920451. 
  9. ^ Friedl, Frederich, Nicholas Ott and Bernard Stein. Typography: An Encyclopedic Survey of Type Design and Techniques Through History. Black Dog & Leventhal: 1998. ISBN 1-57912-023-7..
  10. ^ Dreyfus, John. The Evolution of Times New Roman. The Penrose Annual. 1973, 66: 165–174. [In developing Times New Roman, Stanley] Morison was fortunate in being able to produce a new type for the newspaper at great speed and with a high degree of technical excellance...an exceptionally able team had been built up by Frank Hinman Pierpont, an American martinet of wide experience. 
  11. ^ Mosley, James. Eric Gill and the Cockerel Press. Upper & Lower Case. International Typeface Corporation. [7 October 2016]. (原始内容存档于29 July 2012). 
  12. ^ Mosley, James. Eric Gill's Perpetua Type. Fine Print. 
  13. ^ Mosley, James. Eric Gill's Perpetua Type. Ginger, E.M. (编). Fine Print on Type. Lund Humphries. 1989: 54–58. 
  14. ^ Wardle, Tiffany. The story of Perpetua (PDF). University of Reading. 2000: 5 [2009-03-26]. (原始内容 (PDF)存档于2006-11-10). 
  15. ^ Frank Hinman Pierpont 1860-1937: A Memoir and Tribute (PDF). Monotype Recorder. 1937, 36 (1): 13–16 [24 February 2018]. 
  16. ^ Morison, Stanley. A Tally of Types. CUP Archive. 7 June 1973: 22–24. ISBN 978-0-521-09786-4. 
  17. ^ Horley Old Style MT. MyFonts. Adobe. [24 February 2018]. 
  • Jaspert, W. Pincus, W. Turner Berry and A.F. Johnson. The Encyclopedia of Type Faces. Blandford Press Lts.: 1953, 1983. ISBN 0-7137-1347-X.

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