Type@Cooper - Luscious, Lascivious & Literary Letterforms: A Travelogue

Luscious, Lascivious & Literary Letterforms: A Travelogue


with Rob Saunders and Sumner Stone




Tue., Feb. 23 – Tue., Feb. 23, 2016
6:00PM – 7:30PM
location: Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch

Sumner Stone, Veteran Typeface Designer, and Rob Saunders, Curator of Letterform Archive conduct a joint guided tour through some of their favorite scenery in the vast territory of letterforms. The journey will feature both superior quality, high resolution images and in the flesh rare books from Letterform Archive and the SFPL rare books collections.

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Lecturer: Rob Saunders

Luscious, Lascivious & Literary Letterforms: A Travelogue
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.

• Letterform Archive

Lecturer: Sumner Stone

Luscious, Lascivious & Literary Letterforms: A Travelogue
Sumner Stone is a type designer, type founder, author, and teacher. From 1984–1989 he was Director of Typography for Adobe Systems where he conceived and implemented Adobe’s typographic program including the Adobe Originals. In 1990 he founded Stone Type Foundry Inc., now located in Rumsey, California. The Foundry designs and produces new typefaces and creates custom designs for a diverse range of clients including Hallmark Cards, Stanford University, The San Francisco Public Library, Daedalus: Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, The Greenwood Press, Arion Press, and Full Belly Farm. His type designs include the popular ITC Stone Sans and the prize-winning ITC Bodoni. His most recent type designs are Davanti, Sator, and Popvlvs.

• Stone Type Foundry



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