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Michael Twyman

Born in London, 1934. British typographic historian and founder, in 1968, of the renowned Reading University course, Typography&Graphic Communication. LetterPerfect interview. Michael Twyman is Emeritus Professor of Typography&Graphic Communication at the University of Reading. Since the early 1960s he has taken groups of students to Rome and Florence on a regular basis to study inscriptional lettering. At ATypI in Rome in 2002, he spoke about the inscriptional lettering in Rome&Florence. His research focuses on 19th century printing, and specifically on the early history of lithography.

His books include "Lithography 1800-1850", "Printing 1770-1970", "Early lithographed books", "Early lithographed music" and "The British Library guide to printing". Interview by Garrett Boge. Speaker at ATypI 2014 in Barcelona.

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