meaning of baskerville

baskerville meaning in Urban Dictionary

a lot of irritating little critters running around aimlessly

baskerville meaning in Etymology Dictionary

typeface design, 1802 (the type is made into the 1750s), named for John Baskerville (1706-1775), British type-founder and printer. The original variation were slashed by John Handy under Baskerville's watchful eye. The effect could be the epitome of Neoclassicism and eighteenth-century rationalism in kind -- a face much more well-known in Republican France while the United states colonies than in eighteenth-century The united kingdomt, in which it had been made. [Robert Bringhurst, "the weather of Typographic type," 1992]