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John Vinycomb

Artist, b. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1833, d. 1928. John Ward, a printer in Belfast, employed John Vinycomb as the company's artistic director. Vinycomb organized drawing classes at the art studios of Marcus Ward&Sons after normal working hours. These classes were held under the company's auspices and were open to all for the price of a penny a session. Vinycomb was an internationally acknowledged expert in heraldry who was regularly consulted by the British and European royalty and aristocracy. Author of a number of art books such as Fictitious and symbolic creatures in art (Chapman and Hall, 1906) and Fictitious and Symbolic Creatures in Art (1909). He also drew a number of alphabets, such as Italian 14th Century Capitals, Modern Roman french Style, Modern Roman Italics OldStyle, and Modern Sans. The last alphabet was also called a "skeleton" at the time---all letters are of equal stroke width.

In 2012, Dick Pape created the digital typefaces LFD Thin French 208 and LFD 14th C Italian 75, based on Vinycomb's drawings shown in Alphabets Old And New For The Use Of Craftsmen (1910, Lewis Foreman Day).

Photo in 1910.

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file name: Italian Capitals by J. Vinycomb 14th Century


file name: Modern Roman French Style by J Vinycomb


file name: Modern Roman French Style by J Vinycomb


file name: Modern Roman Italics Old Style by J Vinycomb


file name: Modern Sans Skeleton by J Vinycomb


file name: Dick Pape L F D14th C Italian75 2012 after John Vinycomb 1910


file name: Dick Pape L F D14th C Italian75 2012 after John Vinycomb 1910b


file name: Dick Pape L F D Thin French208 2012 after John Vinycomb


file name: John Vinycombe







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