Louis-René Luce

Writer of the Imprimerie Royale. Coming from a family of goldsmiths, Louis-René Luce burner becomes king in 1738. Learning Goldsmith enables him to acquire great virtuosity in engraving , as evidenced by his most significant achievements games typographical vignettes, which are countless puzzles ornaments combinations. He grows to demonstrate his skill by chiseling a tiny body, the body 4 Grandjean, called "The Pearl".

In 1771, Luce published his Essay of a new typography decorated with vignettes, jewels, trophies, nets, frames and cartels, invented, designed and executed by L. Luce, writer of the king for his royal printing. The typography is composed of 6000 punches engraved from 1740 to 1770.

 

Louis-René Luce

Louis-René Luce

Louis-René Luce

 

 

Acquired in full by the king in 1773, typography Luce includes, apart from seven bodies of characters writing, of the eight original body (characters used for titles and initials ), thumbnails and many ornaments, fifteen body of a character perfectly suited to the composition of verses, especially Alexandrian, whose last words were thrown to the right of the next line. Apart from his work cited above, the "poetic types" of Luce almost never used because of their fragility. The body 12, 16 and 20 will be given regravés and honored in the collections of the National Printing Office.

2017 History of Graphic Design

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