Baseline 3, 1981

Baseline 3, published in 1981
©1981 Published by TSI Typographic Systems International Ltd. and Letraset Ltd

This is the third Baseline magazine to be published by TSI Ltd. and Letraset Ltd in 1981. Featured articles include: Brighton – a new contemporary roman family, Bramley – a range of egyptians designed at Letraset, Ikarus – Type and the Computer, The Wizardry of Oz (Oz Cooper), Typography in Japan – Yasaburo Kuwayama, TDC 26, Letters to the editor and Newsline.

coverCover: Text setting of Bramley in Light, Medium, Bold and Extrabold, designed by Maxwell J. Baumwell. The quotation comes from the 1980 Christmas card from Stempel AG, and is used with their permission.

1Contents of Baseline 3, 1981

2Brighton – a new contemporary roman family’. A new contemporary roman family in four weights being launched by TSI.

3Bramley – a range of egyptians designed at Letraset’. A look at Brighton’s co-release – a range of egyptians designed at Letraset.

detail1Detail: Bramley – a range of egyptians designed at Letraset

4‘Ikarus – Type and the Computer’

‘Since the introduction of the Ikarus concept at the 1975 A.Typ.l. congress in Warsaw considerable work has been undertaken to improve the operational value of these software programmes to the designer and machine manufacturer alike. Today Ikarus software coupled to Aristo, Dec and Tektronix hardware has been installed at such prestigious manufacturers as Autologic, Berthold, Compugraphic, Hell, Mergenthaler, Stempel and Typoart and the system has now virtually been accepted as an industry standard for computer assisted typography…’

Editorial team

detail3Detail: Ikarus – Type and the Computer

5‘Ikarus – Type and the Computer’. A review of the features of the Ikarus system of computer generated typeface design and production and its application.

detail6Detail: Ikarus – Type and the Computer

6‘Ikarus – Type and the Computer’.  A review of the features of the Ikarus system of computer generated typeface design and production and its application. 

7‘The Wizardry of Oz (Oz Cooper)’. A Baseline designer profile of Oz Cooper with illustrations from the Oz Cooper book.

8Left: ‘The Wizardry of Oz (Oz Cooper)’
Right: ‘Typography in Japan – Yasaburo Kuwayama’. An introduction to the work of Yasaburo Kuwayama.

detail2Detail: Typography in Japan – Yasaburo Kuwayama

detail5Detail: Typography in Japan – Yasaburo Kuwayama

9‘Typography in Japan – Yasaburo Kuwayama’. An introduction to the work of Yasaburo Kuwayama. 

detail7Detail: Typography in Japan – Yasaburo Kuwayama

10‘TDC 26’. More letters from America – a review of the 1980 awards.

detail4Detail: TDC 26

 

11Letters to the editor

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