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The Gallery at Letterform Archive

In 2021, Letterform Archive opened its first permanent gallery in San Francisco. Culled from its collection of more than 100,000 objects across the history of graphic design, its exhibition program mounts shows on special topics of interest for the creative community, ranging from a centennial celebration of Bauhaus typography to an exploration of the power of letterforms in protest posters. Each show is supported by an online exhibition that shares the gallery experience with international followers, as well as a lavishly illustrated exhibition catalog that captures the show for posterity.

On View Starting January 27, 2024

Typographic Jazz, the Monoprints of Jack Stauffacher

Typographic Jazz: The Monoprints of Jack Stauffacher

January 27 – May 26, 2024

An exhibition of rarely seen work explores the iconic Bay Area printer’s playful and improvisational process. Using a mismatched set of 19th-century wood block letters, Stauffacher reimagined type as abstract form. Curated by Rob Saunders, this show features more than 100 prints, sketches, iterative proofs, and other unpublished explorations, demonstrating the creative potential of letterpress.

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