An Introduction to Compositor

What does Compositor contain? Compositor is a database of eighteenth-century printers’ ornaments, broadly defined as the decorative features of the pages of printed books. It also contains some illustrations: the boundaries between the categories of ‘ornament’ and ‘illustration’ are somewhat blurred. ‘Printers’ ornaments’ is an umbrella term for the devices, flourishes, and images that decorate … Continue reading “An Introduction to Compositor”