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How Letterforms & Typefaces Change the World

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at 7 pm

Harold M. Williams Auditorium


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The written word dominates many aspects of human lives. From the earliest forms of writing in the world's first civilizations to today's digital media, letterforms carry their own potent meanings. Kevin Larson from Microsoft's Advanced Reading Technologies team, and John Hudson, type designer and co-founder of Tiro Typeworks, join Shelley Gruendler, founder of Type Camp, to explore the power of letterforms and typefaces to change the ways we consume ideas.

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