typeface tuesday

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Happy Typeface Tuesday!

The illustration above shows the three stages of typesetting for printing with moveable type using a printing press. Titled “Imprimerie en lettres, L'opération de la casse,” it was created by Denis Diderot in approximately 1762 and can be found in the French Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et métiers, par une sociéte de gens de lettres.