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Baskerville

Baskerville

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Category Serif
Classification Transitional serif
Designer(s) John Baskerville
Foundry G. Peignot et Fils
Linotype
Variations Mrs Eaves

Baskerville is a serif typeface designed in the 1750s by John Baskerville (1706–1775) in Birmingham, England.

Compared to earlier designs, Baskerville increased the contrast between thick and thin strokes, making the serifs sharper and more tapered, and shifted the axis of rounded letters to a more vertical position.

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