What you will learn at CalRBS History of Type in August 2022—no. 7

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. who cut John Baskerville’s type
2. who cut Aldus Manutius’ italic type
3. who cut Pierre Didot’s type
4. who cut Hermann Zapf’s Palatino type
5. who cut William Morris’ three typefaces
6. why types based on Miklos Kis’ types are called Janson and Ehrhardt
7. why types based on Francesco Griffo’s types are called Poliphilus and Bembo
8. why types based on Jean Jannon’s types are called Garamond
9. why a type based on Claude Garamont’s types is called Granjon
10. why types based on William Martin’s types are called Bulmer