Gerald, thanks for this announcement.
Although it's mentioned only briefly in the press release, the
Monotype Foundation has already started providing grants.
("[E]ducational scholarships, research programs, seminars and projects
focused on the typographic arts. The foundation will also provide
grants to educational institutions, libraries and museums dedicated to
the typographic arts.")
The Monotype Foundation has graciously funded a panel discussion to
accompany the May 21 APHA Lieberman Memorial Lecture at the Newberry
Library, featuring type designer John Downer. John has selected one of
the most interesting titles for a Lieberman Lecture, "Trash or
Fertilizer? The Uses (or Not) of History in Type Design." There's more
information about the lecture and panel discussion on the APHA website:
Based on my talks with Alan Haley of the Foundation, I think the
Foundation will be a source of genuinely interesting events, and may
produce a substantial publication legacy as well.
(who also serves as APHA's VP for Programs)
(Yours truly proposed Downer's title as a joke, figuring no one would
*ever* use it--oy!--hoisted on my own petard, I am!)