The Lakeside Press in Chicago began an exhibition that The American Institute of Graphic Arts later sponsored at The Art Institute and School of Design in Kansas City, Missouri, titled “American Type Designers And Their Type Faces on Exhibit.” In 1948 AIGA brought it to New York. The opening took place at the Grolier Club. It was perhaps the only time all the members of the American type design establishment were brought together in this way. The exhibit included almost exclusively the original drawings of well known faces, sprinkled through with specimen sheets from the leading foundries.
Here are pages from the small keepsake issued for the New York event. It is a who’s who of who did what. What a lot of faces and such stern mugs. I reproduce it here for your edification and enjoyment.
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