typographer

noun
ty·​pog·​ra·​pher | \tī-ˈpä-grə-fər \

Definition of typographer 

: a person (such as a compositor, printer, or designer) who specializes in the design, choice, and arrangement of type matter

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Her father was a typographer with a printing factory in Denison, Tex. New York Times, "Judith Graves, Maryellen Madden," 29 Apr. 2018 Stranger Things Font History The Stranger Things font name, ITC Benguiat, was created by legendary typographer Ed Benguiat. Ashley Hoffman, Time, "The Stranger Things Opening Credits Could Have Looked Really Different," 24 Oct. 2017 The stamp, designed by art director and typographer Antonio Alcalà, features an existing photo of the museum’s front taken by Alan Karchmer. Essence.com, "The National Museum Of African American History And Culture Is Getting Its Own Stamp," 27 Sep. 2017 Students picked up the shorthand sign to save time taking notes by hand during lectures, while typographers can show off their creative flair with different variations of the ampersand in their designs. Southern Living, "Today Is National Ampersand Day," 8 Sep. 2017 The University of Reading unwittingly purchased the leaf in 1997, when the institution acquired a vast collection that belonged to the late typographer John Lewis. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Found: Pages From One of the First Books Printed in England," 9 May 2017 Oded Ezer — an Israeli typographer — envisions modifying semen into biological synesthesia: part sperm, part letter. John Brownlee, WIRED, "Oded Ezer: Israeli Typospermatologist," 29 Nov. 2006 The University of Reading unwittingly purchased the leaf in 1997, when the institution acquired a vast collection that belonged to the late typographer John Lewis. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Found: Pages From One of the First Books Printed in England," 10 May 2017

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typographer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of typographer

: a person whose job is to choose the style, arrangement, or appearance of printed letters on a page : a person who is skilled in typography

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