Letterform Archive Tour
This Tuesday was no ordinary Tuesday, for on this day, I had the pleasure to journey into a magical place filled with the histories of typography—and even literally held a piece of that history in my hand—a tiny stone relic dated around 2300 BC (*date confirmed thanks to Letterform Archive!).
The tiny stone relic that looked like a stale chocolate brownie was covered with etchings in cuneiform, and was said to probably have been a person’s shopping list from the area of which it was found in. I was certainly in awe. I’ve never been in the presence of something this old while also being able to actually hold it and get a real sense of its weight and texture. I love visiting museums and wish that I would be able to very gently feel the impasto texture of a painting at the Louvre in Paris, or a dinosaur bone at the Museum of Natural History in New York, of course without destroying the artwork or breaking an entire dinosaur exhibit into pieces as it hits the ground.
The Letterform Archive is more to it than meets the eye. Their tour was a most lovely way to spend a sunny afternoon in the city—being inspired and learning more of the origins and everything related to typography (which is one of my favorite aspects about design).
Our tour guides were very knowledgeable experts (as well as admirers) in the history of typography, and I couldn’t wait till we were set free to check out all of the exciting pieces laid in the middle of the table that we could view up close.
I was completely in love with the entire tour from rub-on letters (these were so fun to play with back in the day) to classic pieces and more. Thank you, Letterform Archive!
Check out more of the Letterform Archive’s tour at: https://letterformarchive.org/visit/
The tours are free and you simply have to schedule a visit to save your spot.
What’s your favorite font? :)