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Lecture ~ Paul Shaw on Revival Type

June 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

Author and noted type historian, Paul Shaw, will examine themany degrees and kinds of type revivals and discuss the differing challenges that contemporary type designers face in creating a revival. The presentation is based on the book “Revival Type: Digital Typefaces Inspired bythe Past” (Yale University Press, 2017) by Paul Shaw in collaboration with Abby Goldstein. The book is a look at nearly one hundred digital fontsand the lettering or metal typefaces they are based on. Among the typefaces he will highlight are: Trajan, Adobe Garamond, Big Caslon, ITC Bodoni, Classic Grotesque, Gill Sans, Palatino, Neue Grotesk (aka Helvetica), and Metro Nova. Paul suffered major injuries in a 2018 attack in frontof the New York Library. A funding campaign has helped to cover his expenses and his recovery has been remarkable. He confirms that he will keep hisschedule and continue to educate and elucidate about the rich history oftypography. Admission is free for members and all donations will be givento Paul to help with his recovery. Please email: info@museumofprinting.org to confirm attendance.

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June 2, 2019
1:00 pm