The Practice of Typography: Theodore De Vinne’s Lifelong Devotion to Type

A free, public lecture on Theodore De Vinne (1828-1914), printer and type designer.
Theodore De Vinne’s encyclopedic understanding of the printing craft, his advancement of its technology and design, his appreciation of its history, his business leadership, and his many writings earned him a reputation as America’s premier printer of his era. The De Vinne Press Building on nearby Lafayette Street still stands as a testament to his achievements. He designed two type faces; the descendants of one – Century – are still with us. It has been said that Type@Cooper is a gathering of type nerds. In that case, Theodore De Vinne would feel very much at home.

This lecture is free, but registration is requested.

Start Date

July 11, 2016

End Date

July 11, 2016


06:30 PM - 08:00 PM


The Cooper Union, 41 Cooper Square New York, NY 10003

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