Digging into the ATypI Archive

B43c22a07eccec875361bf66ad64b26c?s=47 Gerry Leonidas
October 12, 2012

Digging into the ATypI Archive

In 2006 the ATypI donated its historic archive to the University of Reading for safekeeping, and to enable research. Over the next few years the Archive was re-housed from the boxes it originally arrived in, and a first cataloguing was done. In 2011 funding was obtained to pay for a researcher to identify themes in the material, give an overview of the issues represented in the Archive, and catalogue in detail specific items of interest. Nearly three hundred items have been now catalogued, most representing the discussions within the Association at a time of rapid change in the typeface industry. Meeting minutes, notes, white papers, and correspondence give a valuable insight into the emerging models of work, and the gradual collapse of the older type manufacturers. This presentation introduces the Archive, describes its contents and the research project, and comment on the findings and their significance for both the Association and the type industry today.

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Gerry Leonidas

October 12, 2012
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  1. 1.

    Gerry has confirmed that Reading can now receive the ATypI

    archives. They have some storage space for now, and will later have more accessible space in their collections. Sunday, 14 October 12
  2. 2.

    Digging into the ATypI Archive Gerry Leonidas Department of Typography

    & Graphic Communication University of Reading Sunday, 14 October 12
  3. 10.

    The Secretariat business transactions, conference records, meeting minutes, and pretty

    much anything nobody knew what to do with Sunday, 14 October 12
  4. 11.

    The Secretariat business transactions, conference records, meeting minutes, and pretty

    much anything nobody knew what to do with Sunday, 14 October 12
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    Novelty the stylistic elements or overall appearance (not yet known

    to the general public, and reasonably expected to be known by professionals) Sunday, 14 October 12
  6. 51.

    Originality if the distinctive features of a typeface exhibit […]

    individual creativity exceeding […] the technical skills and craftmanship of a lettering draftsman Sunday, 14 October 12
  7. 52.

    Experts and professional circles those fully conversant with des design,

    production, and use of printing types Sunday, 14 October 12
  8. 53.

    Level of creativity …according to the judgement of experts making

    careful examinations Sunday, 14 October 12