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Script? or Type? The Pleasures and Perils of Script Fonts

—Russell Maret in Conversation with Jill Gage


Join us for a conversation with renowned printer and type designer Russell Maret and the Newberry's Jill Gage.

Russell Maret

Russell Maret

Renowned printer and type designer Russell Maret will discuss the creation and use of script fonts, past and present, with Jill Gage, curator of the exhibition A Show of Hands: Handwriting in the Age of Print.


Russell Maret is a letter designer and letterpress printer working in New York City.

Jill Gage is the Newberry’s Custodian of the John M. Wing Foundation on the History Printing.

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This program is free and open to all.


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A Show of Hands: Handwriting in the Age of Print

Sep 09–Dec 30, 2022

Handwriting didn't disappear with the invention of the printing press. Or the typewriter. Or the Internet. It evolved.

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