St. Bride Foundation: Justin Howes memorial lecture – with Jessica Hische

Date: 11 April 2024
Time: 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: In-person at St Bride Foundation, Fleet Street, London, EC1Y, UK, and online via Zoom
Third-party event

Justin Howes died on 21 February 2005. A good friend to the St Bride Library and the wider typographic community, in 1999 he founded the original Friends of St Bride Library with James Mosley. He was not only a distinguished scholar, whose wide-ranging research was making an important contribution to our understanding of the types and lettering of the past, but he also put that scholarship into practice, learning to cast type by hand and to demonstrate to others the techniques of a secretive and mysterious trade. This annual lecture series is given in his memory.

The 2024 speaker is Jessica Hische, a lettering artist, illustrator, author, and self-described “avid internetter” working in Oakland, California.