The Baskerville Font and Birmingham Printers

Cadbury Research Library archive space
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Friday 19th October 2018 (13:00-14:00)
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Printed by Sarah Baskerville, John’s widow (1775).
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John Baskerville (1706 – 1775) is justly famous for designing and producing in Birmingham one of the world’s most admired and celebrated type faces.

This workshop will compare original examples of Baskerville’s own fine printing with the work of other Birmingham printers who obtained fonts of his type either during his lifetime or immediately following his death.

Martin Killeen is Head of Rare Books and Special Collections Engagement at the Cadbury Research Library; his job involves exploiting the rich resources of the repository (printed books, archives and manuscripts) to support teaching, learning and research across all the disciplines within the University and beyond; this includes delivering talks and presentations, leading seminars with original materials and publishing papers based on the holdings (eg, Charles Dickens, A W Pugin, John Baskerville and John Drinkwater).