“Transitional” Typefaces: The History of a Typefounding Classification

  title={“Transitional” Typefaces: The History of a Typefounding Classification},
  author={Craig D. Eliason},
  journal={Design Issues},
Transitional is a term often used to describe the design of certain printing types. Some value the term for offering a finer-grained distinction between the venerated categories of old-face and modern forms of roman text types. Meanwhile, others reject it, often with the rationale that it implies a historical development that the facts do not bear out. Still, the misgivings of these naysayers have not prevented the frequent use of transitional by classifiers of type design for many generations…