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Champs Fleury

Geofroy Tory (1480-1533), was one of a number of typographic masters who, in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries invented the capital letter as we know it today. Thus, Tory created a link between the Italian printers of the fifteenth century, who first revived the antique Roman letterforms, with the work of those who adapted those designs as typefaces for letterpress printing in subsequent centuries. He had a substantial influence on this entire process with his book Champs Fleury (1529) in which he asserts that divine perfection is to be found in the proportional affinities between letterforms and the human body and face.




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