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John Cornelisse

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Duncan Avery has retired
« on: December 23, 2021, 02:29:59 AM »
On the 29th of November of the year 2021, and after over seventy-five years of service on the board of Monotype Hot Metal and the Type-Museum, Duncan Avery decided to take a back seat and retired.



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Re: Duncan Avery has retired
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2021, 08:57:19 AM »
It's perfectly understandable. I hope someone sensible took his place :)

75 years working for the Type Archive? Isn't that a little... exaggerated? That would date back to 1947! Monophoto was not there yet, the transistor was invented, you were born, so was Paweł Tryzno, David Bowie and my father... :)
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Re: Duncan Avery has retired
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2021, 09:07:00 PM »
For what it's worth, so has Rainer Gerstenberg.

We're at the end of another era.

Who carries on?

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Re: Duncan Avery has retired
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2021, 10:28:24 AM »
Time for my generation to take over. There's some interest among young people in learning the manual and hot metal typesetting, but it's rare. Time runs out for the old hands, so it's even more important to learn while we still can.
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Re: Duncan Avery has retired
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2021, 04:52:26 PM »
Duncan Avery was not involved with operating the machines... He was part of the board for many years. He was involved with Monotype for sure, and kept the museum running.

Garry Drayton, the last living teacher of the Monotype-School, he is still living... but as far as I know, his health is questionable. And with the corona spread... It's a dangerous world.