Typeface design education from Cooper Union

H. George Fletcher

Guest Speaker
H george fletcher
H. George Fletcher is the former Astor Curator of Printed Books and Bindings at the Morgan Library & Museum, and retired Brooke Russell Astor Director for Special Collections at The New York Public Library. He is a noted bibliophile with a special interest in Medieval and Renaissance printed books and Latin paleography. He has organized a number of significant exhibitions at the Morgan Library, including Gutenberg and the Genesis of Printing, In Praise of Aldus Manutius, and Being William Morris. During his tenure as Astor Curator at the Morgan Library, Mr. Fletcher was responsible for preserving and safeguarding some 100,000 rare books and historic book bindings from the fifteenth to the twentieth century.  He received an A.B. and an M.A. from Fordham University, and, on a fellowship from the German Academic Exchange Service, undertook postgraduate studies at the University of Munich. Mr. Fletcher periodically teaches a seminar on Medieval and Renaissance Studies at New York University. He is a member of  the Grolier Club, The Baker Street Irregulars, the Five Orange Pips, and the Typophiles.