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De-Centering the Latin Letter in Typography Education
In part two of our Toolkit for Learning Type History, Sabiha Basrai offers expansive approaches to studying typography.
A Toolkit for Learning Type History
Curated sets of objects in the Online Archive tell a visual story of typographic design, starting with the Western world.
Coming Soon: The Richard Sheaff Ephemera Collection
Nineteenth-century printed ephemera brought color and design innovation to the masses. Thousands of fine examples of this blossoming graphic design will join the Archive.
From the Collection: The Women of Photo-Lettering
Guest researcher Anne Galperin reveals unsung contributions to a major sourcebook of mid-twentieth-century type design.
For Your Reference: Books About Signs
From retail branding to wayfinding, sign letters shape our urban landscape. Get a peek at the Archive’s stacks in this first stop on our reference library tour.
“Subscription to Mischief: Graffiti Zines of the 1990s” Runs May 6, 2023 – January 7, 2024
A first-of-its-kind exhibition captures the innovation and community of graffiti, as seen in the pages of indie publications.
New in the Online Archive: Share Your Own Tables
The long-awaited feature empowers Archive members to share custom sets of graphic design artifacts with anyone.
Diane V. Silverthorne (Contributor), Dan Reynolds (Contributor), Megan Brandow-Faller (Contributor)
Chuck Byrne (Editor)
Type West at Letterform Archive