2016 Lieberman Lecture by Matthew Carter

  • December 03, 2016
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
  • Museum of Printing, 15 Thornton Ave., Haverhill MA
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 2016 Lieberman Lecture by Matthew Carter

The APHA New England Chapter invites you to join us on December 3, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Museum of Printing, 15 Thornton Avenue, Haverhill MA (new location)

Genuine Imitations: A Type Designer's View of Revivals
A number of Matthew Carter's designs have been based on historical types, ITC Galliard, Big Caslon, Miller, Vincent and the Yale typeface among them. Others, like Snell Roundhand and Mantinia, were derived from non-typographic sources from the past such as handwriting manuals and lettering in the work of a painter. In this lecture he explains his debt to the historical legacy, and describes cases where historically-based designs have been adapted to the needs of contemporary clients. His type revivals have varied in their faithfulness to their models, which raises questions about the responsibilities of the continuator of traditional forms, about degrees of interpretation, adaptation to current technology, ancestor worship, and travesty.

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