THE TYPE ARCHIVE

The Type Archive holds the National Typefounding Collection, purchased with grants from the National Heritage Memorial Fund; broadly comprising 1. the typefounding materials of the Sheffield typefounders, Stephenson Blake; 2. the hot-metal archive and plant of the Monotype Corporation; and 3. the Woodletter pattern collection and plant of Robert DeLittle.

Trustees

 

NICOLAS BARKER

Chair of Type Archive; eminent writer and scholar on printing and related fields; former head of Conservation the British Library; former chair London Library; editor of the Book Collector

 

ROSEMARY GOAD

Former Faber & Faber director; freelance editor

 

SUE SHAW

Founder of Type Archive; formerly Chatto & Windus and Hogarth Press; book designer Faber & Faber; managing editor Penguin Books; fine art typesetter and printer: Roxborough Books and Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts catalogue; proprietor Merrion Press

 

 

Artistic director

prof. phil cleaver

Previous founding trustee at Type Archive; proprietor etal design consultants; professor in the creative industries at Middlesex University School of Art and Design

 

 

ARCHIVE ASSOCIATES

*Regular staff on site

PHIL ABEL
proprietor Hand & Eye Letterpress at Tower Bridge

*DUNCAN AVERY
Monotype precision engineer; TA engineering sales manager; former manager international supplies and administration Monotype Corporation; uniquely skilled at Monotype Hot-metal Ltd, on-site subsidiary of TA

JOHN BAYLEY
local printer Euro Labels; printer Band Aid labels

MANUELA BELLÈ
Prince's Regeneration Trust case-worker for the Type Archive

ROSEMARY DE LITTLE
wife of the late Jim De Little, grandson of Robert

*GERRY DRAYTON
former teacher the Monotype School, Fetter Lane; unique expert on Monotype pneumatic keyboard maintenance

*DOUG ELLIS
Monotype precision engineer and creative toolmaker

*BARRY FELSTEAD
compositor; Monotype hot-metal keyboard operator at HMSO, and the Foreign Office; experienced with Monophoto and the Monotype Laser Comp

*IAN GABB
qualified TA Apprentice in Monotype casting; pneumatic keyboarding and machine maintenance; technician Royal College of Art letterpress; graphic designer

RON GILHAM
fine letterpress printer of Roxburghe books at the TA

*NICK GILL
qualified TA Apprentice in matrix manufacture; Monotype casting; electronic keyboarding-direct-to-Monotype-caster. Printer and Monotype operator at Hand & Eye Letterpress; playwright

JASON AT GIRAFFE PRESS
local high tech printing consultant

*PAT HARBORD
former senior designer and team leader at BT; creator of Explore Tate Modern : first virtualisation of their entire collection; currently creative director rActive Design; creator TA website

EIZI HAYASHI
design and engineering guru, Tokyo; consultant to Honda, Nissan, Toyota; former manager Axis; celebrated motorbike and bicycle designer

*GEOFF HULETT
former Stephenson Blake London Office; hand casts from SB early moulds

PHILIP KING
graphic and web site designer

*EIICHI KONO
Japanese graphic designer; designer New Johnson for London Underground; logo for Economist Intelligence Unit; international typographic consultant

ELAINE KRAMER
creator of the park at Van Gogh Walk, 87 Hackford Road

*SALLIE MORRIS
graphic designer; presently researching Eric Gill; typographic adviser

*ANDRA NELKI
local photographer to TA; photographic publisher

*PARMINDER KUMAR RAJPUT
TA's uniquely-skilled engineer, cutting Monotype punches and making matrices; training pupil Nick Gill, above

*CHRIS RULE
demonstrates hand casting with Stephenson Blake early moulds

*GRAHAM SHEPHERD
worked with Monotype hot-metal technology, photocomposition and digital technology at Salfords

SLAUGHTERHAUS
local hand-printer and teacher : litho, etching, aquatint et al

 

Other Experts Who Help Us

JAMES ALEXANDER
proprietor Jade Design; book designer

BELLA BATHURST
best-selling author : The Lighthouse Stevensons; The Bicycle Book

GUNNLAUGUR S E BRIEM
Icelandic master letterer; type designer, writer and publisher; pupil of Berthold Wolpe

SARAH BUTTERFIELD
filmmaker and craftswoman

ROY CASLON
proprietor Caslon Ltd, small printing machines and parts; former chairman PICON

IAN CHILVERS
graphic designer Atelier Works; major contributor to TA apprenticeship projects

JOHN EASTAUGH
master compositor; former teacher LCC; major contributor to TA

MARK EASTMENT
head of publishing Victoria & Albert Museum

THE FOOD SHOW
Andrew and Max : celebrated catering company next door to TA at 100A

SIMON GARFIELD
author of best-seller Just My Type et al

KATY HOMANS
graphic designer of fine books in New York

STANLEY LANE
eminent letterpress proprietor, Gloucester Typesetting Services

JOSEPH LUFFMAN
design director Saatchi Masius; TA design contributor

CHRISTINA MADDEN
journalist; editor; linguist; consultant

JAMES MOSELY
visiting professor in typography, University of Reading; eminent writer on printing; former librarian at the St Bride Library

IZUMI MUNEMURA
curator Toppan Printing Museum,Tokyo

JOHN PARFITT
international fine art printer; former consultant Westerham Press; Domesday Book facsimile; art catalogues from JMW Turner to Bridget Riley

AUROBIND PATEL
type designer; former design director The Economist; newspaper design consultant; illustrator Type Archive baby elephant logo

WILLIAM RATHBONE
business man; charity consultant; member of the Liverpool Rathbone family

MICHAEL ROBINSON
proprietor MRI design; former design consultant The Economist; former head of graphics The Guardian & Observer and Guardian online; (architectural illustrator : see bird's eye view of TA buildings)

SMITH SETTLE
celebrated bookbinders and printers West Yorkshire

JUDO AND MASAO TAKAOKA
famous Japanese fine-letterpress printers, Tokyo

WOLPE FAMILY
offspring of Berthold Wolpe : Sarah, Deborah, Paul & Toby

 

 

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