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Face the Nation: How National Identity Shaped Modern Typeface Design


Co-presented by Minnesota Center for Book Arts and the University of St. Thomas, this historical exhibition investigates how the desire to reinforce, redefine or transcend national identities shaped the design of typefaces between 1900 and 1960, an era of two world wars and unprecedented cultural transition; also "the last great era of metal type." The exhibition includes a number of case studies, showing original printed examples, historical curiosities and objects from the printing trade.

Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Open Book Building
1011 Washington Ave S, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55415

July 12 through September 21, 2008

For a coordinate web site see http://www.stthomas.edu/facethenation/.