Saturday, December 24, 2011

Exhibit at the Grolier Club about the Imprimerie Nationale

The font Romain du Roi or King’s Roman, commissioned by Louis XIV for the Royal printer is featured in a exibit about the printer. (Imprimerie Nationale)

There is an article about the exhibit: Types With Plenty of Character (NYT) The article includes a multimedia slideshow. Take note of slide 5 of 7 (A detail of the catalog for “Printing for Kingdom, Empire & Republic.”) to see some absolutely beautiful printing.

The exhibit is titled - Printing for Kingdom, Empire & Republic: Treasures From the Archives of the Imprimerie Nationale 

The exhibit is at the Grolier Club until February 4, 2012. I highly recommend you look at the Grolier website.

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