Members-only Preview: 10:00am–12:00pm
Ever wish you could take a bit of the Archive home with you? Now you can — at our first annual book sale! We’ll be packing the room with rare duplicates from the collection, from 19th–20th-century type specimens and hard-to-find design books and periodicals, to ephemera like authentic business cards and stationery straight from Paul Rand’s personal collection. This inaugural sale is in anticipation of the move to our new home, so there are sure to be bargains. Reap the benefits of lightening our load!
Members will get first crack at the best goodies with an exclusive preview from 10:00am to noon, so if you haven’t yet joined, now is a great time.
We'll also have a selection of online-first items available to members for shipping anywhere in the world. Starting 8:00am GMT on Sunday, November 10, log in to the Letterform Archive Bookshop and click on "Book Sale" in the menu bar.
Stephen “Stewf” Coles (he/him), Letterform Archive’s Associate Curator & Editorial Director, joined the staff after serving on our Board of Directors since its inception. Born in Salt Lake City, he moved to San Francisco in 2004 to serve as FontShop’s creative director. He later worked as an independent consultant, connecting font makers with font users, and wrote the book The Anatomy of Type. With his background in design and journalism, combined with an obsession for type history, Stephen is responsible for the online face and voice of the Archive, and helps to shape the future of the collection. He continues to publish the influential websites Typographica and Fonts In Use.
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.