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

Examples of typographer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Matthew Butterick, a typographer who has written textbooks about the subject, says caps suggest screaming. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, 7 Oct. 2020 In the 1920s and 1930s some preindustrial fonts were revived by Stanley Morison, a great British typographer. The Economist, 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, 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, 2 July 2019 Her father was a typographer with a printing factory in Denison, Tex. New York Times, 29 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of typographer

1643, in the meaning defined above

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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 Jan. 2022.

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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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