Baskerville gets a society

To many it’s a typeface, but Baskerville was the name of an 18th-century Birminngham printer, John Baskerville, and Wednesday, 7 November 2012 seeks the launch of a society devoted to him and his eepontmous face at the Arts Building, University of Birmingham.

The mark the event, the Baskerville Society will include talks by Caroline Archer of the Typographic Hub at Birmingham Institute of Art & Design and Malcolm Dick at the Centre for West Midlands History at Birmingham University; and a performance of Hic Jacet or The Corpse in the Crescent, a play about the ‘thrice-buried printer’ which was written by Neville Brendon Watts and broadcast by the BBC in 1947.

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