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Expanding the design canon: fresh perspectives on women in type and publishing

The Centre for Book Cultures and Publishing (CBCP) is delighted to collaborate with the St Bride Foundation to celebrate recent contributions to the field of graphic design history, which seek to shake established narratives to expand the design canon. Our panel of speakers will share their thoughts on the imperative to reconsider women’s depiction in received design histories, and will highlight some past and present contributions by women to the fields of type, graphic design and publishing. The evening will also feature the launch of an exciting new website comprising a visualisation of the findings of the ‘Women in Type’ Leverhulme Trust funded project.

Invited Guest Speakers:

Martha Scotford‘Research and Distribution: What Worked for Me’

Briar Levit‘Reorienting Approaches to Disseminating Design Histories’

Rathna Ramanathan ‘Tara Books: Working with Marginalised Voices Across Cultures’

‘Women in Type’ project speakers:
Fiona Ross, Alice Savoie & Mathieu Triay – Women in Type: highlighting the contribution of women to type history

Online event via Zoom. Booking via this link.


10 November 2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Centre for Book Cultures and Publishing