THE TYPE ARCHIVE

The Type Archive holds the National Typefounding Collection, purchased with grants from the National Heritage Memorial Fund; broadly comprising 1. the typefounding materials of the Sheffield typefounders, Stephenson Blake; 2. the hot-metal archive and plant of the Monotype Corporation; and 3. the Woodletter pattern collection and plant of Robert DeLittle.

Trustees

 

NICOLAS BARKER

Chair of Type Archive; eminent writer and scholar on printing and related fields; former head of Conservation the British Library; former chair London Library; editor of the Book Collector

 

FRIEDERIKE ZAPF

‘Frieda’ Zapf is a young fine-art graduate, with a second degree in social science. She brings great style, enthusiasm and subtlety to her role as trustee. As a granddaughter of Hermann & Gudrun Zapf, her strong typographic background and experience are greatly-valued qualities.

 

SUE SHAW

Founder of Type Archive; formerly Chatto & Windus and Hogarth Press; book designer Faber & Faber; managing editor Penguin Books; fine art typesetter and printer: Roxborough Books and Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts catalogue; proprietor Merrion Press

 

 

Artistic director

prof. phil cleaver

Previous founding trustee at Type Archive; proprietor etal design consultants; professor in the creative industries at Middlesex University School of Art and Design

 

 

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