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Robert Banham

Senior Lecturer in the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading where he teaches history of graphic communication and design practice. He obtained his PhD from that same institute. His main research interests are the design of printed ephemera, the influence of technology on design, and the history of colour printing. He edits and designs The Ephemerist, the journal of the Ephemera Society (UK) and from 2002 to 2009 was Chairman of the Friends St Bride Library.

At ATypI 2003 he spoke about Experiments in wood: early 19th Century wood-engraved lettering and wood types: A brief introduction to the work of jobbing printers Frederick Gye and Giles Balne, innovative London based jobbing printers in the first half of the nineteenth century. Gye and Balne were printers for the State Lottery and Vauxhall Gardens, the former in particular being a driving force behind developments in advertising including new display types. The focus of the talk will be on the contribution made by Gye and Balne (and some of their rivals) to developments in type design in the form of wood-engraved letterforms and wood types which influenced the metal types produced by the type founders.

Coauthor with Fiona Ross of Non-Latin Typefaces at St Bride Library, London and Department of Typography&Graphic Communication, University of Reading (2008, London: St Bride Library).

Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam on wood type and lettering in the UK between 1800 and 1850.

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