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Archive Salon 03: New Uses for Old Type

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  • Led By Stephen Coles
  • Where Letterform Archive

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.

A typeface is one of the few products that can continue to serve its purpose centuries after it was made. The Archive is filled with examples of fonts and letters that were resurrected in surprising ways. See firsthand how ornamental styles of the Victorian era got a groovy new life in the 1970s, how Marcel Duchamp appropriated a 19th-century French alphabet almost exactly 100 years after it first appeared, how Emigre’s fonts reconstructed historical types for a new digital world, and more.

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