Salon Series 20: Arthur Baker
Arthur Baker was a prolific calligrapher, type designer, and author of over 20 books on the letter arts. He is widely known for his atypical pen-turning method and energetic letterforms. After he passed away in December 2016, Baker’s family donated a major collection of his work to Letterform Archive. The archive includes type design process, paintings, sketches, teaching material, and hundreds of original calligraphic alphabets written on poster-sized sheets. Type designer and calligraphy enthusiast Carl Crossgrove will present his perspective on Baker’s work, including some unusual discoveries, using objects from the Archive’s collection.
Update: June 24, 2023 — See selected objects from the Baker collection in the Online Archive.