Engraving: The curiously shy stepchild in American type genealogy
Presented by Nancy Sharon Collins
This presentation addresses the curious relationship between American typographic culture and engraving on metal for the sole purpose of producing commercially viable editions of prints. Viewers will be treated to historic examples of how one generation of engraved font technology translates to the next. Examples will include how the 1923 American Type Founders catalog promoted engraved lettering styles and the process through which mid-20th century engraved social stationery lettering styles are currently being converted for use as digital fonts. Included in this presentation is ongoing research for the upcoming book, The Complete Engraver (due out Sept/Oct. 2012, Princeton Architectural Press).