This talk is about John Baskerville – the complete printer, who did so much to progress the industry of his day.
He created a typeface which bears his name; improved the printing press; helped produced the first wove paper; reconsidered the production of printing inks; and took a wholly new approach to the design of end papers. But he was much more than that – Baskerville was the embodiment of an Enlightenment man.
Caroline Archer is Professor of Typography at the Typographic Hub, Birmingham City University and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham where she works to promote the history, theory and practice of printing history and culture. Caroline is the author of three monographs and a frequent contributing author in the academic and trade press.
Attendance is free