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The sans serif as typographic lingua franca

Sumner Stone will describe his use of the sans serif as a common idiom for integrating the design of ancient, medieval, and contemporary letterforms.
When Jun 29, 2011 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where US

He will first briefly trace the history of using different historical styles together, including the upper and lower case, then provide an in depth view of the development of Magma, Munc, and Numa, all sans serifs, and show examples of how they can be successfully mixed together even letter by letter.

Sumner Stone is a type designer, author and teacher. His Stone Type Foundry is now celebrating its twenty-first anniversary. Sumner’s Magma typeface family was chosen one of the Ten Typefaces of the Decade by Print Magazine. He was the first Director of Typography at Adobe Systems where he started the Adobe Originals program and directed the design of the landmark Trajan and Adobe Garamond typefaces among others. His own design work includes the popular ITC Stone Sans family as well as the classic ITC Bodoni. His education includes a masters degree in Mathematics as well as training in calligraphy and lettering.

347 West 36 Street, Suite 603
New York, NY

TDC members free
Non members $20
Student non members $15

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