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21. Printers of the Italian Renaissance designed printers’ marks to identify and protect their work.
36. In 1981, Fisher-Price released a movable type Printer’s Kit, designed for children ages 5 years and older.
It was discontinued after 1984. (via)
48. From 1947 to 1949 Jan Tschichold developed a set of design guidelines to help standardize Penguin Books.
56. In 1974, Saul Bass directed his only feature length film, a science fiction piece called, “Phase IV.”