Isotype and publishing

An exhibition featuring work by the Isotype Institute relating to the publication of ‘soft propaganda’ during the Second World War, information books for children, and publishing in British colonial West […]

John Miles

We were sorry to hear of the death of John Miles, a long-standing friend of the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, and a one-time External Examiner for our undergraduate […]

Ephemera tells us about Reading

Thanks to funding from the Friends of the University we have digitised material from our collections in the Centre for Ephemera Studies that tell us something of the history of […]

Type design collection

What was previously the Non-Latin Type Collection is now part of the Type Design Collection. The Type Design Collection also includes type specimens, metal and wooden type and type drawings […]

Cultures of the book summer school

The Centre for Book Cultures and Publishing Summer School on 20 and 21 June 2023 combines lectures, informal talks and discussions inspired by collections and archives at the University of […]

Metal type for world scripts

We have recently acquired a substantial collection of metal types from St Bride Library, covering over 30 different scripts, and most regions: from Chinese and Japanese, through Cambodian, Tibetan, and […]

Diversity in Arabic script

Borna Izadpanah arranged a visit to the British Library to look at the stunning material in the Asian and African collections there. He wrote about the visit on the Asian […]