The Herb Lubalin Study Center & Type@Cooper: Is it type? 500 years of ‘fooling’ the reader

Date: 13 November 2023
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Online
Third-party event

Printers sometimes want to make things that look handwritten. The earliest printers sought to reproduce handwriting with metal type and woodblocks; and over the centuries, engraving, lithography, photography, and digital design made it even easier to reproduce even the most delicate and intricate handwriting in print. Yet simultaneously, from the dawn of printing, scribes and calligraphers attempted to create manuscripts that look as though they are printed. Jill Gage will discuss the history of how – and why – letterform technologies have tried to fool the eye.