This weekend, the San Francisco Art Book Fair takes place at Minnesota Street Project, just a few minutes from Letterform Archive. It’s a three-day festival of artists’ books, periodicals, zines, and printed ephemera on display.
Along with the exhibitors, there will a program of talks, screenings, workshops, and other activities. On Saturday, our Curator Rob Saunders will bring some Avant Garde goodies from the Archive collection for show-and-tell, demonstrating their transformative influence on twentieth-century graphic design. The early twentieth century will be represented by Constructivism, Dada, and Futurism, and the late by concrete poetry and the various countercultures.
Rob Saunders, Letterform Archive’s Curator and Publisher, is a designer, teacher, publisher, and management consultant, who has collected graphic design and letterforms for over 40 years. Rob began his career teaching at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Tufts University, while serving freelance clients and agencies, before founding a book publishing enterprise that included Alphabet Press (graphic design), Picture Book Studio (children’s books), and Rabbit Ears Books (book/audio packages), which was eventually acquired by Simon & Schuster. Prior to founding Letterform Archive he served as a creative and marketing consultant with clients in the hospitality, technology, and financial industries.