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Bruce Kennett Lectures on the Type Designs of W. A. Dwiggins

The author of our first publication gave two talks on Dwiggins’s typefaces. Watch the recordings.

Bruce Kennett, author of the upcoming biography W. A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design recently gave two in-depth lectures on Dwiggins’s typeface designs.

The first talk, presented in New York on June 5 as part of the Herb Lubalin Lecture series, reveals some of the many experimental designs that never made it to market. The images and insights from this talk give a peek at some of the material from Kennett’s book that has never been seen in any other publication. Note: There were some audio glitches in this recording which muffled the sound, but it improves significantly after the introduction.

The second talk, a Letterform Lecture from June 20, presents a history of the partnership between Dwiggins and Linotype’s Chauncey Griffith that lasted for nearly thirty years and produced some of the most popular faces of the 20th century.

After a successful Kickstarter campaign in April, W. A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design is now available.