ty·​pog·​ra·​pher | \ tī-ˈpä-grə-fər How to pronounce typographer (audio) \

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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Recent Examples on the Web Matthew Butterick, a typographer who has written textbooks about the subject, says caps suggest screaming. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "How do you respond to all-caps posts?," 7 Oct. 2020 In the 1920s and 1930s some preindustrial fonts were revived by Stanley Morison, a great British typographer. The Economist, "Setting type How the world’s old printing presses are being brought back to life," 18 Dec. 2019 Education stories from around Oregon: Students at McNary High School in Salem are putting on a musical fundraiser to scrub the district’s school buses of what many typographers call a crime against nature. oregonlive, "Salem students wage war on Comic Sans, stomach flu shutters Albany schools for days: The week in education," 30 Nov. 2019 In it, a London typographer named Greenwood (Matthew Needham), who has a severe stutter, finds a connection with a woman online, in messaging, but is afraid to meet her in real life. Sarah Larson, The New Yorker, "A Short Film of Dreamy Imagery and Mysterious Language," 2 July 2019 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

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First Known Use of typographer

1643, in the meaning defined above

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“Typographer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/typographer. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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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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