Dartmouth Events

Exhibition: Will Carter and the Dartmouth Typeface

The story of the development of the letterforms that became known as the Dartmouth typeface

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
All Day
Baker Library Main Hall
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts, Exhibitions

In the early 1960s, Will Carter of Cambridge, England, was commissioned to carve a series of dedicatory inscriptions in teak panels for the newly built Hopkins Center. Those letters were adapted and expanded into a family of type fonts that became known as the Dartmouth typeface. Carter was invited to return to Dartmouth in 1969 as an artist-in-residence and further refined the capital letters as a titling font. This exhibition is the chonology of events and the story of the people behind those events.

For more information, contact:
Won Chung

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.