Baskerville, designed in 1754, is most known for its crisp edges, high contrast and generous proportions. The typeface was heavily influenced by the processes of the Birmingham-bred John Baskerville, a master type-founder and printer, who owed much of his career to his beginnings. As a servant in a clergyman’s house, it was his employer that discovered his penmanship talents and sent him to learn writing. Baskerville was illiterate but became very interested in calligraphy, and practised handwriting and inscription that was later echoed in strokes and embellishments in his printed typeface.
Ian is a former journalist with more than 15 years regional and national newspaper experience. His career began on the Liverpool Daily Post since when he has worked at wide range of national and regional publications. Ian was also launch editor of Insider magazine and is a founding director of Venturedome.com, ArtofPropaganda, Wakefield Media Centre, and sits on the board of Bemdi@. His career has taken him around the world, including visits to Argentina, Brazil, the Middle East, the US and most major European countries. Today works in communications company- GREEN Communications - and has special interest in social media.