February 2016 | Rebecca Rego Barry

SFCB & Letterform Archive Team Up for "Without Type" Exhibit

Without+Type+poster.jpgShould you find yourself in the Bay Area this month--say, attending the 2016 San Francisco Antiquarian Book Fair (or the Superbowl?!), take the time to check out a major new exhibit at the San Francisco Center for the Book. Opened on January 22 in collaboration with Letterform Archive, "Without Type: The Dynamism of Handmade Letters," showcases the art of making letters by hand and features the work of calligraphers, type designers, and illustrators such as Jessica Hische, El Lissitzky, Eric Carle, and William Addison Dwiggins.

     Hische, whose work we've been watching for the past several years (Penguin Drop Caps, "Love" Stamp, Penguin Classics), designed the cover for the exhibition catalogue as well as a limited edition poster (pictured here).

     The exhibit runs through April 3.