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

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    • John Stroble
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    • Fass, John S. (John Stroble), b. 1890
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    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1923
        • Affiliation End: 1925
        • Organization: (naf) William Edwin Rudge (Firm)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1925
        • Affiliation End: 1939
        • Organization: (naf) Harbor Press
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Young & Rubicam
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Hammer Creek Press
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Lititz (Pa.)
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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Fass, John S. (John Stroble), b. 1890
  • Sources

    • 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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    • 1996-08-14: new
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