Monotype, Salsford, no date. Single broadsheet printed in red and black. (57 x 44 cm). The series of five broadsheets with ornaments from four centuries published by Monotype are widely admired. Designed by Sarah Clutton.
During the eighteenth century the prevailing style of decoration in architecture, furniture, porcelain and textiles was reflected in printing by the apparance a of a new kind of type ornament capable of being built up into Rococo designs. The development of this style was centred in France, where its leading exponent was the typefounder Pierre Simon Fournier (1712-1768).