Letterform Archive – The Calligraphy and Typography of Louise E. Jefferson

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The Calligraphy and Typography of Louise E. Jefferson

The Calligraphy and Typography of Louise E. Jefferson
with Tasheka Arceneaux Sutton

Co-presented by Book Arts & Special Collections, San Francisco Public Library
Online Lecture at Letterform Archive
Tue, Nov 15, 2022
12:00pm–1:30pm PT

Dive into the works created by Louise E. Jefferson, a Black woman cartographer, calligrapher, illustrator, graphic designer, and author.

Drawing on the estate of Louise E. Jefferson (1908–2002), which lives in the archives at the Amistad Research Center at Tulane University in New Orleans, this lecture will take a detailed look at the type choices, lettering, and calligraphy incorporated in the various design projects Louise produced throughout her career.

Letterform Lectures are a public aspect of the Type West postgraduate program. The series is co-presented by the San Francisco Public Library, where events are free and open to all.

About Tasheka Arceneaux Sutton

Associate Professor of Design and Creative Technologies at The University of Texas in Austin and faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Tasheka is the principal of Blacvoice Design studio and is co-author of the book Black Design in America, which will be released in the fall of 2023.

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