Letterform Archive – Type, Money, and Power: The First 5000 Years


Type, Money, and Power: The First 5000 Years

Type, Money, and Power: The First 5000 Years
with Juliette Cezzar

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

What do money and power have to do with the form of type? When looking at the history from a global perspective, scripts shift and overlap along lines of power, and our current moment is no different. This lecture will take us through five millennia of changes in scripts around the world to ask what will happen next with the technological and economic shifts of our time.

This and all Letterform Lectures are a public aspect of the Type West postgraduate certificate program. Register to attend remotely.

About Juliette Cezzar

Juliette Cezzar is a designer, educator, and writer based in New York City. Her award-winning design practice spans a variety of media for cultural clients. She is a tenured Associate Professor and former director of Communication Design at Parsons School of Design. She has also served as President of AIGA NY and has been a board member of The Brooklyn Rail since 2018. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech and an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University.

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