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Arts & Theater
August 29, 2019
August 29, 2019

About This Event

Join us for our Salon Series, where Letterform Archive staff invite you to experience materials related to a specific topic of interest to the Collection. Big, bold, and brash, nothing grabs attention quite like wood type. With the Industrial Revolution came rise to mass production, urbanism, and advertising, demanding typefaces that could fill posters and engage audiences. Supplementing metal casting with wood-cut letters allowed type manufacturers to push size, weight, width, and ornamentation to dramatic extremes.  In our next Salon, Associate Curator Stephen Coles will explore the Archive's collection of wood type specimens, from colorful chromatics to wacky oddities, along with the ways wood type has been used and revived over the last two centuries. Doors at 6:00pm. Presentation begins promptly at 6:30pm.

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