Type@Cooper - Typeface Designs in Context

Typeface Designs in Context


with Rob Saunders




Tue., Sep. 13 – Tue., Nov. 15, 2016
6:30PM – 8:30PM
location: The Monotype Classroom at Letterform Archive

Typefaces aren’t designed in a vacuum, and as such they are affected by, and affect a multitude of fields. The realm within which typeface design exists and is practiced, from practical to theoretical, will be the focus of this course. Topics will include: History of the Type Specimen, Custom/Proprietary Designs, “National Type”, and others.



Instructor: Rob Saunders

Typeface Designs in Context
Rob Saunders is the curator and chairman of the Board of Directors of the Letterform Archive. He is a designer, teacher, publisher, and management consultant. He taught at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Tufts University, while serving freelance clients and agencies, before founding a book publishing enterprise that included Alphabet Press (graphic design), Picture Book Studio (children’s books), and Rabbit Ears Books (book/audio packages), which was acquired by Simon & Schuster. Prior to becoming Curator of Letterform Archive he served as a creative and marketing consultant with clients in the hospitality, technology, and financial industries.

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