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Everything You Need To Know on Typography | SF

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE
San Francisco Main Public Library | 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Event Details

You are invited to a Type@Cooper West event. This lecture series is part of the Type@Cooper West certificate program and a partnership with the Cooper Union, the Letterform Archive, and the Book Arts & Special Collections Center which is home to the Grabhorn Collection on the History of Printing and the Harrison Collection of Calligraphy and Lettering at the San Francisco Public Library.

This lecture series is free and open to the general public.
Many typefaces available today are not stand-alone designs, but were introduced as inventive solutions to very specific problems of type manufacture, typesetting restrictions, or printing issues.

As those designs become part of the overall typographic landscape, it’s easy to forget how closely connected they are to the original problem, or how much potential there may be to explore solutions to a new problem. Looking at some now-classic typefaces, you’ll see how they turned out the way they did, and hopefully encourage some fresh responses to newer challenges.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: Lectures & Workshops
Address: 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102