Didot, the Genesis of Style

with Loïc Sander
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Loïc Sander's talk Didot, the Genesis of Style will explore the work of Firmin Didot whose firm in 1790s Paris produced typefaces that are now considered iconic. Sander is a French designer living in California. After early training in graphic design and several years making books, he now focuses his attention on designing type and the tools of type design.

His talk will launch our third year of partnership with the Cooper Union and the Letterform Archive in hosting the Letterform Lecture Series. This series is the “public face” of the Type@CooperWest certificate program and is, of course, free and open to the public. These lectures are a great opportunity to get a taste of, or delve deeply into, the art of typography and design. Join us for another fascinating talk.

The Letterform Lecture Series is part of the Type@Cooper West certificate program in Typeface Design and a partnership with the Cooper Union, the Letterform Archive, and the Marjorie G. and Carl W. Stern Book Arts & Special Collections Center at the San Francisco Public Library. Book Arts & Special Collections houses the Grabhorn Collection on the History of Printing and the Harrison Collection of Calligraphy and Lettering.

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