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Vincent Figgins
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Birth: 1766
London, England
Death: Feb. 29, 1844
London, England

Typeface Designer. At age 16 he became an apprentice with Joseph Jackson of London, before starting his own type founding company in Holborn, London. His first important commission was to make a facsimile type for Macklin's Bible. He followed this by producing a number of Roman types for English and Scottish printers. He is best remembered for creating the typeface "Egiziano Black", the first ever Egyptian, or "slab serif" typeface. He also designed "Monotype Ionic" in 1821, which was to become the model for many twentieth century newspaper typefaces. 
 
Burial:
Nunhead Cemetery
London Borough of Southwark
Greater London, England
 
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Record added: Feb 13, 2009
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Vincent Figgins
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