Typeface design education from Cooper Union

Stephen O. Saxe

Guest Speaker
Stephen o saxe
Stephen O. Saxe edited the Newsletter of the American Printing History Association for five years, writing an essay for each issue on a wide range of printing subjects. He is the author of American Iron Hand Presses (1992). He edited a revised edition of Annenberg’s Type Foundries of America and their Catalogs (1994), the standard bibliography of American type specimens, and edited Gabriel Rummonds’ two-volume Nineteenth Century Printing Practices and the Iron Handpress (2004). He is co-editor of Loy’s Nineteenth-Century American Designers and Engravers of Type (2009), for which he scanned 800 typefaces from his collection of American foundry type specimen books. A graduate of Harvard and Yale, he was a stage and television scenic designer before he became interested in printing history.