ty·​pog·​ra·​pher tī-ˈpä-grə-fər How to pronounce typographer (audio)
: a person (such as a compositor, printer, or designer) who specializes in the design, choice, and arrangement of type matter

Examples of typographer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Among the winners are L.A. interior design firm the Archers, Apple creative director Arem Duplessis, graphic designer Seymour Chwast, author and graphic designer Clement Mok and designer and typographer Beatriz Lozano. Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times, 19 Aug. 2023 There are Irish touches throughout the building — most conspicuously, the main stairway will feature lines of Irish poetry on the risers, but also the signs throughout the building are in Irish as well as English, in a font created in collaboration with the Irish typographer Bobby Tannam. New York Times, 31 Oct. 2021 The lawsuit has been filed by lawyer and typographer Matthew Butterick along with the Joseph Saveri Law Firm, which specializes in antitrust and class action cases. James Vincent, The Verge, 16 Jan. 2023 Merz worked in Mexico as a typographer over 2007-09 just as Carlos Reygadas was tearing up the rulebook off filmmaking. John Hopewell, Variety, 6 July 2022 On the Bionic Reading website, the inventor, a typographer named Renato Casutt, explains that Bionic Reading was tested independently using 12 participants. Lauren M. Singer Trakhman, The Conversation, 3 June 2022 It’s a typeface called LoveFrom Serif, and it’s based on some work by typographer John Baskerville that is more than 200 years old. Brent Rose, Wired, 9 Nov. 2021 The design of the pen is influenced by Jonathan Barnbrook, British graphic designer and typographer, who designed the Blackstar sleeve with its unique typography. Nancy Olson, Forbes, 12 June 2021 Even the typography, derived from civil-rights protest posters, is the work of a Black typographer. Jennifer "jay" Palumbo, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1643, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of typographer was in 1643

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“Typographer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/typographer. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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