type tuesday: Letterforms & Birthdays

  JUNE For the month of June: William Addison Dwiggins, original lettering for brochure cover, Warren’s Paper, circa 1930, 20 x 25.7 cm

 

JUNE

For the month of June: William Addison Dwiggins, original lettering for brochure cover, Warren’s Paper, circa 1930, 20 x 25.7 cm

Letterform Archive is a physical and digital archive of material related to typography, lettering, and design. The collection includes over 7,000 books, 5,000 pieces of ephemera, and 1,500 volumes of periodicals, including manuscripts and original artwork, proofs and posters. They have a Kickstarter campaign for a 2014 calendar in which each month features a historical example from a different typographer.

Curator Rob Saunders comments, “Our aim for the calendar was that it show off the strengths and scope of the collection. The result is an eclectic showcase of lesser-known works by well-known figures in the letter arts. We are so grateful for the encouragement Letterform Archive is receiving, because we hope this will be the first of many projects bringing our unique content to the printed page.”