What you will learn at CalRBS History of Type in August 2022—no. 24

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. why there is Adobe Garamond and Adobe Garamond Premier Pro
2. why there is Palatino and Palatino nova
3. why there is Arrighi and Centaur Italic
4. why there is Neue Haas Grotesk and Helvetica
5. why there is Swift and Swift 2.0
6. why there is ATF Garamond and ITC Garamond
7. why there is Caledonia and New Caledonia
8. why there is Metro and Metro no. 2
9. why there is Century Schoolbook and Century Expanded
10. why there is Univers and Unica