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Stanley Morison

Morison, Stanley, 1889–1967, English typographer and journalist. Morison was typographical consultant to Cambridge Univ. Press and to the English Monotype Corp. and editor of the Fleuron from 1926 to 1930. He was typographical adviser (1929–44) to the London Times and designer of a new format and a new typeface called Times Roman. In 1945, Morison became editor of The Times Literary Supplement. Among his works on type are Four Centuries of Fine Printing (1924) and First Principles of Typography (1936). His writings cover a wide range and include a multivolume history of The Times.

See biography by N. Barker (1972); study by J. Moran (1971).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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