6:00 - 7:30
Graphic designers spend their days making a living by solving problems and dealing with clients. Preserving their work for posterity is the last thing on their minds. Drawing on the collections of Letterform Archive, an institution focused entirely on graphic design, lettering and typography, this talk will explore the delights of process material in teaching students and inspiring designers. It will also explore the challenges of collecting and caring for it, and recommend best practices for today's designers to preserve their work, including the process.
Rob Saunders, Letterform Archive's Curator and Publisher, is a designer, teacher, and management consultant, who has collected graphic design and letterforms for more than forty years. Rob began his career teaching at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Tufts University, while serving freelance clients, before founding a book publishing entrerprise that included Alphabet Press, Picture Book Studio, and Rabbit Ears Books, which was eventually acquired by Simon & Schuster.
The Letterform Lecture Series is presented by Book Arts & Special Collections and the Letterform Archive.