John A. Lane

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John A. Lane
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Born1955 (age 65–66)
Alma materYale University
Notable awards

John A. Lane (b. 1955) is an American writer and historian of printing living in the Netherlands.[1][2][3][4] Lane received the 2003 Fellowship of the American Printing History Association and is particularly known for his writing on Dutch printing history and figures including Nicolaes Briot, Christoffel van Dijck and Miklós Kis.[5][2][6][7][8][9]

Lane studied physics at Yale University and became interested in printing through working on a printing press at the university.[1] After working in font digitization for Autologic, he moved to Europe.[1] He has written books on the history of printing in Armenian,[10][11][12] an edition of the 1768 type specimen showcase of the Enschedé type foundry,[13][14][15] and on materials in the collections of the Plantin-Moretus Museum and the University of Amsterdam[16][17][18] and worked as a historical consultant for Adobe Systems.[19][20]


  1. ^ a b c de Jong, Feike. "The Briot project. Part I". PampaType. TYPO, republished by PampaType. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b "John A. Lane". LinkedIn. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  3. ^ "The Song of the Sans Serif". Centre for Printing History and Culture. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  4. ^ "John A. Lane: Printing Types in the Dutch Golden Age: Nicolaes Briot, Christoffel van Dijck & Nicolaus Kis". International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  5. ^ "John A. Lane on Dutch type". American Printing History Association. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  6. ^ Janssen, F. A.; Bouman, J. (2004). "Van Rood, Wit en Blaeu". E codicibus impressisque : opstellen over het boek in de Lage Landen voor Elly Cockx-Indestege / II, Drukken van de zestiende tot de twintigste eeuw. Leuven: Peeters. p. 483. ISBN 9789042914223.
  7. ^ Papazian, Hrant. "Review: The Diaspora of Armenian Printing, 1512-2012 (republished from Codex)". Armenotype. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  8. ^ Middendorp, Jan (2004). Dutch Type. Rotterdam: 010 Publishers. pp. 5, 23, 58. ISBN 9789064504600. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  9. ^ "John Lane & Mathieu Lommen: ATypI Amsterdam Presentation". YouTube. ATypI. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  10. ^ Lane, John A. (2012). The diaspora of Armenian printing, 1512-2012. Amsterdam: Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam. ISBN 9789081926409. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  11. ^ Kouymjian, Dickran (2013). "The year of the Armenian book: the 500th anniversary of Armenian printing" (PDF). Journal of the Society for Armenian Studies: 309–330. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  12. ^ "Armenian Printing in London". The John Rylands Library Special Collections Blog. University of Manchester. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  13. ^ "Book reviews". Quaerendo. 24 (4): 305–311. 1994. doi:10.1163/157006994X00045.
  14. ^ Mosley, James (1995). "Book Reviews: The Enschede Type Specimen of 1768 and 1773 & Fleischman on Punchcutting". Bulletin of the Printing Historical Society: 13–17.
  15. ^ Enschedé, Johannes; Lane, John A. (1993). The Enschedé type specimens of 1768 and 1773: a facsimile ([Nachdr. d. Ausg.] 1768. ed.). Stichting Museum Enschedé, the Enschedé Font Foundry, Uitgeverij De Buitenkant. pp. 29–30 etc. ISBN 9070386585.
  16. ^ Lane, John A.; Vervliet, Hendrik D. L.; De Nave, Francine (2004). "Preface". Early type specimens in the Plantin-Moretus Museum (First ed.). New Castle, Del.: Oak Knoll Press. pp. 12–14. ISBN 9781584561392.
  17. ^ Lane, John A.; Lommen, Mathieu; de Zoete, Johan (1998). Dutch Typefounders' Specimens from the Library of the KVB and other collections in the Amsterdam University Library with histories of the firms represented. De Graaf. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  18. ^ Dijkstra, Trude; Jagersma, Rindert (27 June 2013). "Uncovering Spinoza's Printers by Means of Bibliographical Research". Quaerendo. 43 (4): 278–310. doi:10.1163/15700690-12341282.
  19. ^ Slimbach, Robert (2005). "The Making of Garamond Premier". Garamond Premier Pro: a contemporary adaptation; modelled on the roman types of Claude Garamond and the italic types of Robert Granjon. San Jose: Adobe Systems. pp. 15–21.
  20. ^ Lane, John A. (2005). "Claude Garamont and his Roman Types". Garamond Premier Pro: a contemporary adaptation; modelled on the roman types of Claude Garamond and the italic types of Robert Granjon. San Jose: Adobe Systems. pp. 5–13.

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