March 2014 Dinner Meeting

  • 03/19/2014
  • 5:00 PM
  • Union League, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago


Registration is closed

Speaker: Simon Loxley

“A Fine Way: Approaches to the Art of the Book”

Frederic Warde is remembered for his collaboration with Stanley Morison and the design of the Arrighi typeface. Simon Loxley has discovered Warde as a missing piece in the story of design, type, and printing in the interwar years. His short career (he died at 45) spanned England, Europe and America and brought him into contact with the major players of the time: Bruce Rogers, Daniel Berkeley Updike, Hans Mardersteig, Rudolph Ruzicka, Frederic Goudy, George Macy, William Kittredge, Stanley Morison and Warde’s own wife Beatrice. Learn of his collaborations and contributions. Simon Loxley is a graphic designer and writer in London. He has written two books: Printer’s Devil: The Life and Work of Frederic Warde and Type: The Secret History of Letters. Copies of Loxley’s new book, Printer’s Devil, will be available for signing following the presentation.

Union League, 65 W. Jackson, Chicago.


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