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A Typographic Ephemera Party!

January 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am

This new holding encompasses 11,000 rare items ranging from promotional ephemera, to type specimen books, to correspondence with typographic designers. John Schappler worked as a type designer under R. Hunter Middleton at Ludlow Typograph, and also held type design positions withIBM, Compgraphic, Sun, and Itek. Schappler was a calligrapher who learned his craft from the renowned lettering teacher and historian Father Edward Catich. He saved almost everything typographic. The collection joinsthe over 9,000 typographic items in the Museum’s archives, making it one of the most compete collections of 20th century worldwide typographic development and promotion. The Museum of Printing’s archive also includes the original drawings for every Linotype typeface produced in the 20th century, plus artwork for Intertype and Photon phototypesetters. The Linotype, Lanston Monotype, Fotosetter and Ludlow images shown here are brochure covers from the collection. The Museum of Printing is organizing allof its typographic holdings to be accessible to researchers, historians,and graphic design professionals. Snow date: January 18th

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January 11, 2020
10:00 am