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Edwin W. Shaar

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Edwin W. Shaar
BornJanuary 1, 1915
Zion, Maryland
DiedApril 26, 2001
College Station, Texas
Known fortypography
Notable work

Edwin W. Shaar (January 1, 1915 - April 26, 2001) was an American writer, graphic artist and typeface designer. He was an assistant art director at Lanston Monotype before becoming director of the type design program at Intertype. He also designed Phototypesetting faces[1].[2]


Shaar designed all of these foundry types:[3]

Shaar also designed these fotofonts[1]:

  • Shaar Diane (Photo-Lettering Inc.)


  1. ^ a b Edwin W. Shaar [1] (retrieved April 17, 2020)
  2. ^ "Edwin Willis Shaar Sr". Genlookup. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  3. ^ MacGrew, Mac, American Metal Typefaces of the Twentieth Century, Oak Knoll Books, New Castle Delaware, 1993, ISBN 0-938768-34-4.
  4. ^ "THE MEDIA BUSINESS; A Face-Lift for The Times, Typographically, That Is". The New York Times. October 21, 2003. Retrieved August 7, 2018. The Times's text typeface, for news and editorials, remains Imperial, designed in the 1950s by Edwin W. Shaar and adopted by the newspaper in 1967.
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