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Why Your Process Matters, and How to Preserve It

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  • Led By Rob Saunders
  • Where SFPL Main Library, Koret Auditorium

Graphic designers spend their days making a living by solving problems and dealing with clients. Preserving their work for posterity is the last thing on their minds. Drawing on the collections of Letterform Archive — an institution focused entirely on graphic design, lettering, and typography — this talk will explore the delights of process material in teaching students and inspiring designers. It will also explore the challenges of collecting and caring for it, and recommend best practices for today’s designers to preserve their work, including its process.

Saunders gave versions of this talk at the Victoria and Albert Museum during the London Design Festival, and at TYPO Berlin. This is the first time it will been seen in San Francisco.

The talk will also include an up-to-the-minute report on the Archive’s move to a new home, which — with your support — will open soon.

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