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. 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. Digging into the ATypI Archive Gerry Leonidas Department of Typography

    & Graphic Communication University of Reading Sunday, 14 October 12
  3. dedicated to Cynthia Batty (née Hollandsworth) Sunday, 14 October 12

  4. Timeframe Sunday, 14 October 12

  5. ATypI 1957 2012 1984 1991 1994 Sunday, 14 October 12

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  7. ATypI 1957 2012 1984 1991 1994 1997 Sunday, 14 October

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

    much anything nobody knew what to do with Sunday, 14 October 12
  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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  24. Thank you, Rikke Rassmusen Sunday, 14 October 12

  25. Mostly gentlemanly discussions between mostly Northwestern men, representing different stages

    of oligopolies in transition. Sunday, 14 October 12
  26. The Committees Sunday, 14 October 12

  27. Manufacturers Type designers Educators Sunday, 14 October 12

  28. Copyright for typefaces? Sunday, 14 October 12

  29. Copyright for typefaces? Who owns what? Sunday, 14 October 12

  30. Copyright for typefaces? Who owns what? How do you educate

    users? Sunday, 14 October 12
  31. Legal deliberations and initiatives Sunday, 14 October 12

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  39. Publications for education Sunday, 14 October 12

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  47. What do we learn? Sunday, 14 October 12

  48. What is a protectable typeface? Sunday, 14 October 12

  49. Novelty and Originality Sunday, 14 October 12

  50. 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
  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
  52. Experts and professional circles those fully conversant with des design,

    production, and use of printing types Sunday, 14 October 12
  53. Level of creativity …according to the judgement of experts making

    careful examinations Sunday, 14 October 12
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  62. Thank you @gerryleonidas @typefacedesign Sunday, 14 October 12

  63. postscript Sunday, 14 October 12

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  67. Thank you @gerryleonidas @typefacedesign Sunday, 14 October 12