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 Vincent Figgins

Vincent Figgins

Birth
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Death 29 Feb 1844 (aged 77–78)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial London Borough of Southwark, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 33787759 · View Source
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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.


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  • Created by: js
  • Added: 13 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33787759
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Vincent Figgins (1766–29 Feb 1844), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33787759, citing Nunhead Cemetery, London Borough of Southwark, Greater London, England ; Maintained by js (contributor 47073644) .