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Now Online: Artists’ Books, Broadsides, Calligraphy, Ephemera, and Type Specimens
We just added over 500 objects and nearly 6,000 images to our Online Archive, the largest expansion since the site launched.
The Multilinguascriptic Life of R. K. Joshi
From calligraphy, to concrete poetry, to digital type, Raghunath Krishna Joshi’s influence on Indian letters is boundless. Meet the man who used writing to unite the subcontinent.
This Just In: Schriftenkartei, a Typeface Index
This treasure chest of 600+ specimen cards holds a complete snapshot of the last metal type foundries in Germany.
The Archive Occasional No. 2 Is on Press
The Occasional is an irregular printed update from an unusual institution. Get your free copy now.
Type History Toolkit, Part 3: Non-Linear Lenses
The last installment of our design education toolkit offers alternative ways to teach and learn typography using themed tables in the Online Archive.
Inside Our New Facsimile: Die Fläche and the Design of the Vienna Secession
Our latest book opens the vault on Vienna 1900, sharing a graphic design showpiece of the Secession’s leading artist-designers and their students.
Type History Toolkit, Part 2: De-Centering the Latin Letter in Design Education
Sabiha Basrai recommends globally expansive approaches to studying typography.
Spirit & Bones
Diane V. Silverthorne (Contributor), Dan Reynolds (Contributor), Megan Brandow-Faller (Contributor)
Chuck Byrne (Editor)
Type West at Letterform Archive