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"Typeface: A Journey Through Time and Design" Step into the world of typography as we explore the captivating history behind various typefaces

Background imageTypeface Collection: MS. MAGAZINE, 1972. Cover of the first issue of Ms. magazine, spring 1972

MS. MAGAZINE, 1972. Cover of the first issue of Ms. magazine, spring 1972

Background imageTypeface Collection: Title-page of Thomas Paines pamphlet Common Sense, which urged Americans to declare their

Title-page of Thomas Paines pamphlet Common Sense, which urged Americans to declare their independence from Great
PAINE: COMMON SENSE, 1776. Title-page of Thomas Paines pamphlet Common Sense, which urged Americans to declare their independence from Great Britain

Background imageTypeface Collection: Labour clears the way. Labour Party poster of 1910 challenging the House of Lords rejection of

Labour clears the way. Labour Party poster of 1910 challenging the House of Lords rejection of the Peoples Budget
ENGLAND: LABOUR POSTER. Labour clears the way. Labour Party poster of 1910 challenging the House of Lords rejection of the Peoples Budget

Background imageTypeface Collection: MAP: BOSTON, c1880. Boston Old and New. A map of Boston, Massachusetts, c1880, by Justin Winsor

MAP: BOSTON, c1880. Boston Old and New. A map of Boston, Massachusetts, c1880, by Justin Winsor, showing the citys expansion through landfill

Background imageTypeface Collection: CIRCUS POSTER, 1920s. American poster, 1920s, for Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey circus

CIRCUS POSTER, 1920s. American poster, 1920s, for Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey circus

Background imageTypeface Collection: TV DINNER, 1954. Packaging for Swansons turkey TV dinner, 1954

TV DINNER, 1954. Packaging for Swansons turkey TV dinner, 1954, designed to resemble a television set

Background imageTypeface Collection: TITANIC: MENU, 1912. Menu for third-class passengers on board the White Star liner Titanic

TITANIC: MENU, 1912. Menu for third-class passengers on board the White Star liner Titanic, 14 April 1912, on the voyage which would end later that day when the ship sank after colliding with an

Background imageTypeface Collection: EDDYSTONE LIGHTHOUSE. The developement of the lighthouse on Eddystone Rocks in the English Channel

EDDYSTONE LIGHTHOUSE. The developement of the lighthouse on Eddystone Rocks in the English Channel, from the 1696 wooden structure til 1879. Wood engraving, French, 1879

Background imageTypeface Collection: Solution to the first crossword puzzle, from the fun supplement of the Sunday edition of the New

Solution to the first crossword puzzle, from the fun supplement of the Sunday edition of the New York World
CROSSWORD PUZZLE, 1913. Solution to the first crossword puzzle, from the fun supplement of the Sunday edition of the New York World, 21 December 1913

Background imageTypeface Collection: World War II themed Coca-Cola advertisement poster, 1941

World War II themed Coca-Cola advertisement poster, 1941
COCA-COLA AD, 1941. World War II themed Coca-Cola advertisement poster, 1941

Background imageTypeface Collection: JOHNSON VS. JEFFRIES, 1910. American boxing poster promoting the championship fight between Jack

JOHNSON VS. JEFFRIES, 1910. American boxing poster promoting the championship fight between Jack Johnson and James J. Jeffries at Reno, Nevada, 4 July 1910

Background imageTypeface Collection: PEACE PIPE CEREMONY, 1718. Chitimacha Native Americans in Louisiana on their way to take part in

PEACE PIPE CEREMONY, 1718. Chitimacha Native Americans in Louisiana on their way to take part in the calumet ceremony upon the conclusion of peace with the French in 1718

Background imageTypeface Collection: BULL DURHAM TOBACCO, 1864. Trademark symbol for Bull Durham tobacco, 1864

BULL DURHAM TOBACCO, 1864. Trademark symbol for Bull Durham tobacco, 1864

Background imageTypeface Collection: GIRLS FASHIONS, 1952. Page from the September 1952 issue of McCalls magazine

GIRLS FASHIONS, 1952. Page from the September 1952 issue of McCalls magazine, featuring the character Betsy McCall, a paper doll whose cut-out dresses were based on actual fashions manufactured by

Background imageTypeface Collection: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, 1953. American poster for film version of James Joness novel From Here to

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, 1953. American poster for film version of James Joness novel From Here to Eternity, directed by Fred Zinnemann, 1953

Background imageTypeface Collection: Poster, c1953, for Europe-Canada Line, featuring ms Seven Seas

Poster, c1953, for Europe-Canada Line, featuring ms Seven Seas
TRAVEL POSTER, c1953. Poster, c1953, for Europe-Canada Line, featuring ms Seven Seas

Background imageTypeface Collection: Keep Mum - The World Has Ears. American World War II poster for the Thirteenth Naval District of

Keep Mum - The World Has Ears. American World War II poster for the Thirteenth Naval District of the U. S
WORLD WAR II POSTER, c1942. Keep Mum - The World Has Ears. American World War II poster for the Thirteenth Naval District of the U.S. Navy, c1942, warning against the dangers of careless talk

Background imageTypeface Collection: WAUGH: DECLINE AND FALL. Frontispiece and title page of the first edition of Evelyn Waughs novel

WAUGH: DECLINE AND FALL. Frontispiece and title page of the first edition of Evelyn Waughs novel Decline and Fall, London, 1928

Background imageTypeface Collection: Use the Air Mail Poster

Use the Air Mail Poster
GPO Poster, Use the Air Mail, The Fastest Mail. Depicting the underside of a monoplane against a blue and black sky

Background imageTypeface Collection: Western Airways Poster

Western Airways Poster
Poster, Norman Edgar (Western Airways) Ltd, showing prices and times from Bristol to various destinations by Air Express Daily, including special day returns. 20th century

Background imageTypeface Collection: England to South Africa Air Race Poster

England to South Africa Air Race Poster
Poster, The World Famous England to South Africa Air Race, from Portsmouth City Airport. 20th century

Background imageTypeface Collection: KING KONG, 1976. King Kong straddling the World Trade Center

KING KONG, 1976. King Kong straddling the World Trade Center. Advertisement, 1975, for Dino de Laurentiis remake, released the following year, of the original King Kong film of 1933

Background imageTypeface Collection: BOSTON MAP, 1722. Engraved facsimile by George G. Smith, 1835, of a map of Boston, Massachusetts

BOSTON MAP, 1722. Engraved facsimile by George G. Smith, 1835, of a map of Boston, Massachusetts, by John Bonner, first printed in 1722, showing changes in the citys topography through 1769

Background imageTypeface Collection: English poster, c1930, for LMS Express and Cunard Line, rail and ocean travel

English poster, c1930, for LMS Express and Cunard Line, rail and ocean travel
LMS EXPRESS/CUNARD POSTER. English poster, c1930, for LMS Express and Cunard Line, rail and ocean travel

Background imageTypeface Collection: ADS: BATHROOM, 1905. Advertisement for Standard porcelain enameled baths and one-piece lavatories

ADS: BATHROOM, 1905. Advertisement for Standard porcelain enameled baths and one-piece lavatories. Line engraving, English, 1905

Background imageTypeface Collection: IBM Electronic Composer, 1970s

IBM Electronic Composer, 1970s
IBM Electronic Composer. This model of typewriter is an example of an IBM Selectric typewriter, all of which used typeballs (one see at centre left)

Background imageTypeface Collection: Titanic - 2nd Class Dinner Menu, 1912

Titanic - 2nd Class Dinner Menu, 1912. A 2nd Class dinner menu from RMS Titanic dated April 14, 1912. This was the date that Titanic struck the iceburg that caused her to sink

Background imageTypeface Collection: CIVIL WAR RECRUITMENT. Recruitment poster of the 22nd Cavalry Regiment, formed at Rochester

CIVIL WAR RECRUITMENT. Recruitment poster of the 22nd Cavalry Regiment, formed at Rochester, New York during the Civil War

Background imageTypeface Collection: CIRCUS POSTER, 1920s. American poster for Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey circus, 1920s

CIRCUS POSTER, 1920s. American poster for Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey circus, 1920s

Background imageTypeface Collection: Key to Washington and His Generals, a depiction of George Washingtons farewell to his generals in

Key to Washington and His Generals, a depiction of George Washingtons farewell to his generals in Fraunces Tavern
WASHINGTON & HIS GENERALS. Key to Washington and His Generals, a depiction of George Washingtons farewell to his generals in Fraunces Tavern, New York City, on 4 December 1783

Background imageTypeface Collection: John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams
JOHN QUINCY ADAMS (1767-1848). Lectures on Rhetoric and Oratory. Title page to the collection of lectures by John Quincy Adams while a professor at Harvard University. Published 1810

Background imageTypeface Collection: MATTHIAS SPRENGEL (1746-1803). Matthias Christian Sprengel, German philosopher and historian

MATTHIAS SPRENGEL (1746-1803). Matthias Christian Sprengel, German philosopher and historian. Early 19th century silhouette

Background imageTypeface Collection: MAP: CHICAGO, 1874. Map of Chicago, Illinois, and its suburbs

MAP: CHICAGO, 1874. Map of Chicago, Illinois, and its suburbs. Line engraving, 1874, by Rufus Blanchard

Background imageTypeface Collection: GEORGIA: COLONIAL SEAL. Seal of the colony of Georgia, c1750. Contemporary American wood engraving

GEORGIA: COLONIAL SEAL. Seal of the colony of Georgia, c1750. Contemporary American wood engraving

Background imageTypeface Collection: MAP: WESTERN RESERVE. Map of the Connecticut Western Reserve on Lake Erie

MAP: WESTERN RESERVE. Map of the Connecticut Western Reserve on Lake Erie, later to become the northeastern part of the state of Ohio

Background imageTypeface Collection: UNITED FRUIT COMPANY, 1922. Advertisement from an American magazine of 1922, for

UNITED FRUIT COMPANY, 1922. Advertisement from an American magazine of 1922, for United Fruit Companys Carribean cruises

Background imageTypeface Collection: Kelmscott Press: Page from The Tale of Beowulf Printed in the Troy Type, c. 1895, (1914)

Kelmscott Press: Page from The Tale of Beowulf Printed in the Troy Type, c. 1895, (1914). Artist: William Morris
Kelmscott Press: Page from The Tale of Beowulf Printed in the Troy Type, c.1895, (1914). Page from The Tale of Beowulf Done Out of the Old English Tongue. Trans. By William Morris and A. J. Wyatt

Background imageTypeface Collection: Linotype & Machinery Ltd. advert, 1919

Linotype & Machinery Ltd. advert, 1919. From The British Printer Vol. XXXI. [Raithby, Lawrence & Co. Ltd, London and Leicester, 1919]

Background imageTypeface Collection: CANADIAN CURRENCY, 1837. Rebellion scrip issued under the name Distillery of St

CANADIAN CURRENCY, 1837. Rebellion scrip issued under the name Distillery of St. Denis, displaying various combinations of the monetary values of France, England, the U.S. and Spain, 1837

Background imageTypeface Collection: PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, 1948. Progressive Party campaign slogan for Henry Wallace, 1948

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, 1948. Progressive Party campaign slogan for Henry Wallace, 1948

Background imageTypeface Collection: Norwich, LMS & L. N. E. R, c. 1940 (lithograph in colours)

Norwich, LMS & L. N. E. R, c. 1940 (lithograph in colours)
1766923 Norwich, LMS & L.N.E.R, c.1940 (lithograph in colours) by Ginner, Charles (1878-1952); 100x62 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Norwich, LMS & L.N.E.R. Charles Ginner (1878-1952)

Background imageTypeface Collection: VIENNESE COMPOSERS. Portraits of ten Viennese waltz composers

VIENNESE COMPOSERS. Portraits of ten Viennese waltz composers. Center: Johann Strauss the Younger; clockwise from top left: Johann Strauss the Elder, Joseph Lanner, Josef Strauss, Eduard Strauss

Background imageTypeface Collection: ROBIN HOOD. Robin Hood meets Will Scarlet

ROBIN HOOD. Robin Hood meets Will Scarlet. Pen and ink drawing by Howard Pyle from The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, 1883

Background imageTypeface Collection: American sheet music cover for Come Josephine in My Flying Machine, with music by Fred Fisher

American sheet music cover for Come Josephine in My Flying Machine, with music by Fred Fisher
SHEET MUSIC COVER, 1910. American sheet music cover for Come Josephine in My Flying Machine, with music by Fred Fisher and lyrics by Alfred Bryan, 1910

Background imageTypeface Collection: JOYCE: ULYSSES, 1918. The beginning of the serialization of Ulysses by Irish writer James Joyce

JOYCE: ULYSSES, 1918. The beginning of the serialization of Ulysses by Irish writer James Joyce (1882-1941), as it appeared in the March 1918 issue of The Little Review, edited by Margaret Anderson

Background imageTypeface Collection: MADISON: FEDERALIST. Essay number ten from the Federalist Papers

MADISON: FEDERALIST. Essay number ten from the Federalist Papers, written by James Madison under the pseudonym Publius, 1787

Background imageTypeface Collection: ENGLAND: FOX HUNT, 1832. Going to cover. Line engraving, English, 1832

ENGLAND: FOX HUNT, 1832. Going to cover. Line engraving, English, 1832

Background imageTypeface Collection: PEARS SOAP AD, 1887. American advertisement, 1887, for Pears Soap

PEARS SOAP AD, 1887. American advertisement, 1887, for Pears Soap



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"Typeface: A Journey Through Time and Design" Step into the world of typography as we explore the captivating history behind various typefaces. From iconic magazine covers like Ms. Magazine's groundbreaking first issue in 1972 to political posters challenging societal norms, typefaces have played a pivotal role in shaping our visual culture. Take a glimpse at the Labour Party poster from 1910, boldly confronting the House of Lords' rejection of the Peoples Budget. The power of typography is evident as it clears the way for change and progress. Travel back to 1879 with an exquisite wood engraving showcasing the development of Eddystone Lighthouse in the English Channel. Even through intricate strokes, typefaces communicate safety and guidance amidst treacherous waters. The vibrant circus poster from the roaring 1920s transports us to a time when bold fonts dazzled audiences, enticing them to experience thrilling spectacles under big tops. Typography becomes an art form that captures attention and ignites curiosity. Intriguingly, even menus hold stories within their carefully crafted letters. Titanic's ill-fated voyage is immortalized through its third-class passenger menu from April 14th, 1912 – a haunting reminder of tragedy intertwined with elegance. Witness how Swansons revolutionized mealtime with their TV dinner packaging resembling television sets in 1954. Typeface merges with innovation to create an unforgettable consumer experience. During World War II, Coca-Cola employed powerful typographic imagery on advertisements promoting peace amidst chaos – reminding us that words can heal wounds and unite nations during times of strife. Delve into Native American history as Chitimacha tribes participate in a peace pipe ceremony depicted in an enchanting copper engraving from French artist Antoine Simon Le Page du Pratz dating back to 1718. Typeface preserves cultural heritage across generations. Discover Betsy McCall's fashionable paper doll dresses showcased in McCalls magazine's September 1952 issue. Typeface breathes life into fashion, transforming mere paper into wearable art.