On June 1-4, the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago is hosting its Typography Symposium. The first workshop titled, Nineteenth-Century American Type Designers, will be presented by Alastair Johnston, the editor of Nineteenth-Century American Designers and Engravers of Type published by Oak Knoll in 2009. Johnston will reveal fascinating anecdotes about how the type designers presented in the book worked and lived. This workshop is free to the public and will be a great chance to learn more about typography, type designers, and the background on such a fascinating book.
Other workshops include The Living History of Type, a panel discussion with Bill Moran, Alastair Johnston, and Clifton Meador, moderated by Paul Gehl, and Improvised Design in the Colonial Era, where pages from eighteenth-century American books will be recreated in a studio using type and ornaments.
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