What you will learn at CalRBS History of Type in August 2022—no. 13

I will be teaching the history of type at California Rare Book School (CalRBS) August 8–12, 2022. The 5-day intensive class will be based at the Letterform Archive in San Francisco. Along with lectures, discussions, and hands-on examination of typographic artifacts and materials at the Archive there will be field trips to other Bay Area institutions to look at books, broadsides, and more. The class will be small (7 to 12 people).

Here are 10 things you will learn in the class:
1. about the Ratdolt type specimen
2. the Egenolff-Berner type specimen
3. the Caslon type specimen
4. the Baskerville type specimen
5. the Arrighi / Trissino type specimen
6. the Adobe Originals type specimens
7. the 1906, 1912 and 1923 American Type Founders specimens
8. the Goudy Oldstyle type specimen
9. Bodoni’s Manuale Tipografico
10. Pierre Didot’s type specimen