Join us for our Salon Series, where Letterform Archive staff invites you to experience materials related to a specific topic of interest to the collection.
This month we’ll look at posters, periodicals, and handbills by designers with a cause. We’ll discuss works by artists like Sister Corita Kent, Amos Kennedy, and the student and worker revolutionaries of May 1968 in Paris. The material will focus on social and political issues, exploring the role of visual communication in advocacy and activism.
Kate Long, Letterform Archive’s librarian, has a profound interest in book arts, typography, and concrete poetry, stemming from high school where she made art with abandoned Letraset, and later as the editor of a literary magazine where she enjoyed working with designers, artists, and writers. She also gained an appreciation for 20th-century graphic design while at the award-winning studio, Office. Kate earned her MLIS through Drexel University, which will serve her well as she helps to preserve and catalog the collection. She relishes helping people access the things that interest them.