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us: Fass, John S. (John Stroble), 1890-1973



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    • us: Fass, John S. (John Stroble), b. 1890
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    • found: Peter Piper's practical principles of plain & perfect pronunciation, 1936: p. 79 (John S. Fass; b. 1890, Lititz, Pa.)
    • found: LC in RLIN, 8/14/96 (hdg.: Fass, John Stroble)
    • found: Wikipedia, January 15, 2015 (John Fass; John Stroble Fass; born August 25, 1890 in Lititz, Pennsylvania; died July 19, 1973; American graphic designer and a printer of fine press books; Fass designed books for the leading American publishers of limited edition books; Fass began his career in the printing trade as a 12-year-old, working summers as an errand boy for a Lititz newspaper's print shop; after graduating from high school, he continued his work at the Lititz print shop, working as a typesetter; after serving in the U. S. Army, Fass moved to Philadelphia in 1918 to work as a compositor for the Holmes Press; two years later Fass moved to New York City to work as a compositor for David Gildea & Company which specialized in advertising design and typography; from 1923 to 1925 Fass worked for the printing and publishing house of William Edwin Rudge at Mount Vernon, New York; in 1925 Fass left the Rudge shop to create his own printing house with a Rudge co-worker, Roland Wood and wife Elizabeth Wood; that same year they founded the Harbor Press in a small shop in midtown Manhattan; the press specialized in creating fine-edition books, with Fass focusing on the design, and Roland Wood usually doing the printing; from 1925 into the 1940s, John designed most of the books published by John Macy; John Fass and Roland Wood closed the Harbor Press in 1939; John Fass continued his career as a book designer for leading American publishers, and a graphic designer for New York advertising companies, where he specialized in designing advertising typography; he was a typographer for Young and Rubicam, one of Manhattan's largest advertising companies; Fass continued working in New York advertising and publishing for the rest of his career; in the 1950s and early 1960s, Fass created immaculate masterworks of letterpress printing in his room at the Bronx YMCA; he named his press The Hammer Creek Press).
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