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STA at the Newberry Library: Exploring Roman Capitals

View a collection of items pulled from the Newberry archives that focus on Roman Capitals

Oct 27
  • October 27
  • 12:00 PM
  • Newberry Library

Tour the recently remodeled Newberry Library and view a collection of items pulled from their archives that focus on Roman Capitals—an ancient Roman form of writing, and the basis for modern capital letters. Get access to books, sketches, carvings and other materials from the 15th century to today, collected from all over the world. Find out how to get a library card and how to use their collection as well. Perfect for graphic designers, type designers, lettering artists, creatives and anyone using type! (Must be at least 14 years old)

Capital letters started in Rome, have moved through time, and have travelled all around the globe. Venetian printers in the 1470s adopted Roman capitals from Trajan's column in Rome (which is over 1900 years old) for their typefaces. Roman Capitals are the father of all of our capital letters, serif and sans serif.

Space is limited to 20 people and this event sold out previously, so RSVP only if you can definitely attend. If you must cancel your RSVP, do so at least three days before the event so we can open space to the waiting list.

Once tickets are sold out, email events@sta-chicago.org to be placed on the waiting list.

Sat, October 27, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CDT

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