Atlas Obscura: Between the Margins at Letterform Archive
Lettering. Typography. Calligraphy. Graphic design. It’s all in a day’s work at Letterform Archive, a curated collection of over 60,000 typographically significant items, covering thousands of years of history. If a library is a temple to the book, Letterform Archive is a temple to the words inside. And now we want to take you on a one-of-a-kind tour of this wordy and wonderful collection.
During this online experience, we’ll take a behinds-the-scenes tour of Letterform Archive guided by archives staff. We’ll be joined by the Librarian, Associate Curator, and Education Director, who will speak about some of their favorite items in the collection. From psychedelic posters to unique art books to the iconic works of Emory Douglas, a graphic designer for the Black Panthers, it’ll be a good read for your eyes, your mind, and your spirit.