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March 9, 2004 -- APHA-NY
Justin Howes, Type Designer, Typographer and Curator of The Type Museum
"Typographical Monstrosities: The Grotesque in Nelson's England"
The Grolier Club
47 East 60th Street
New York, NY
6 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Justin Howes will give an account of the fierce debates which greeted the
appearance of sans serif letterforms on London posters and store-fronts
between 1803 and 1805. On this subject, Howes says "the topic emerged as a
result of hunting down Updike's 1918 joke about the 'Fashionable Egyptian
Sign-boards' that had quite shocked polite taste in London a century
earlier. Howes is a British typographer, type designer and historian.
More information about the event is online on the APHA website
Paul W. Romaine
The American Printing History Association
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