Stanley Morison lived from 1889 till 1967.
He only designed one type which was Times News Roman. He did a lot of other writing on e.g. typefaces, and printing techniques:
- Four centuries of fine printing, Ernest Benn 1924
- A tally of types, Cambridge 1953
- First principles of typography, Cambridge University Press 1936, which got a 2nd edition in 1967.
He was also a founder of the Fleuron. He was furthermore a frequent writer on type and one of the most influential figures in British typography. Born in Wanstead, London. 1913 became editorial assistant on The Imprint; not a financial success, but raised awareness about typography.
In 1919 Stanley became an editorial assistant of The Fleuron, together with with Oliver Simon. Also Stanley had spells at Pelican Press and Cloister Press, and he maintained good connections with Cambridge Press.
Stanley started working for Monotype in 1932. Around that time many fonts were being revived. Fonts such as Baskerville, Bell, Bembo, Ehrhardt and Fournier. He also had an interest in the more modern types from Eric Gill and Jan van Krimpen.
Around that time Morison started to criticise The Times’ typography, so he was asked to improve it. He experimented with Perpetua and Plantin as a starting point.
Lateron in Stanley's life he became the editor of The Times literary supplement. This was in 1945. Also was he made fellow of the British Academy in 1954. And his final big accomplisment was when he was made a Royal Designer for Industry in 1960.