“Type design moves at the pace of the most conservative reader. The good type-designer therefore realizes that, for a new font to be successful, it has to be so good that only very few recognize its novelty. ”
Stanley Morison was born 6th of May 1889 in Wanstead, on the fridges of London. Morison quit school in his early age and had different kinds office job. He was self taught and was influenced immensely by the Times printing supplement in 1912. A year later, He became an editorial assistant on the Imprint magazine. During first World War he was in prison but became design supervisor at the Pelican Press in 1918. He was a founder member of the Fleuron Society that dedicate to typographical matters in 1922. A year after he joined Monotype and also worked as a staff editor for Penrose Annual, a graphics art journal from 1923-1925.
He was typographical consultant for the Times magazine from 1929-1960. In 1931, he was commission to produce a new typeface that read easily for the newspaper. He developed typeface, Times New Roman with Victor Lardent. Times New Roman appeared for the first time in 1932 and the typeface became one of the most widely used today.
His best well know essay, First Principles of Typography was first published in 1931.
Source: ISTD TypoGraphic 66