An American Visual Language: Specimens of Historic Wood Type Printed by John Horn at Shooting Star Press

April 26, 2016 - December 31, 2016
Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
1324 W. Clay Street | Houston, TX 77019
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Times: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Admission: $8 for Visitors 13+, $6 for Visitors 55+, Visitors 12 & Younger FREE

In the late nineteenth century, Westward expansion, new routing and pantograph technologies, and abundant resources combined to enable entire alphabets of new wood type fonts to be created in a distinctly American aesthetic and in sizes not previously available. Drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection, the type specimens on display were printed in 2001-2002 by John Horn on his Vandercook Universal I Press, and depict late-nineteenthand early-twentieth-century serif and sanserif fonts, including primary faces of Roman, Antique, and Gothic; secondary designs, such as Clarendon and Tuscan; and new families of type designs, like Antique Tuscan.

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