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LECTURE: John Baskerville: international man of mystery

26th May 2015

Caroline Archer will be lecturing on John Baskerville The Centre for Art and Design Research and Experimentation (CADRE) at the University of Wolverhampton
Tuesday 26 May 2015

This talk is about John Baskerville – the complete printer, who did so much to progress the industry of his day. He created a typeface which bears his name; improved the printing press; helped produced the first wove paper; reconsidered the production of printing inks; and took a wholly new approach to the design of end papers. But he was much more than that – Baskerville was the embodiment of an Enlightenment man.


The lectures are run by the research groups within CADRE and are free and open to everyone to attend.

For further information, please contact 01902 322213 or cadre@wlv.ac.uk