Textile: Typography of the 19th Century Textile Trade

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From the moment man set ink to paper, text and textile have often been two interwoven entities.  For anyone interested in the history of typography, Thursday night’s lecture at the Type Directors Club promises to be a must-attend.  Photographer Adrian Wilson will present his collection of 19th century typefaces and trademarks used by fabric merchants in Textile: Typography of the 19th Century Textile Trade.  Interestingly enough, Wilson began his collection when, while keeping a studio in an old Manchester cotton warehouse, he was given a bag of textile stamps that were being thrown out by the warehouseman.  He has since become an authority in the field, appearing in 2005 as a special guest on BBC’s Antiques Roadshow.

Who: Adrian Wilson

What:  Lecture, Textile: Typography of the 19th Century Textile Trade

Where:  Type Directors Club, 347 W. 36th Street, suite 603, New York

When:  Thursday, January 28, 2010; 6-8 pm

Cost:  Free for TDC members; $20 for non-members; $15 for non-member students.

Seating limited, email director@tdc.org or call 212-633-8943 to register.

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