"As a typographic practitioner and educator I am interested in retracing this influence to understand both the past significance and present popularity of these letterforms, and to discover how the typographic past has influenced the present".

David Joseph Osbaldestin, PhD candidate, BCU

 

Background

PHOTO CREDIT: WINTERBOURNE HOUSE & GARDEN (PRINTING PRESS)

PHOTO CREDIT: WINTERBOURNE HOUSE & GARDEN (PRINTING PRESS)

This website and blog is home to the research of David J.Osbaldestin, on the sanserif in Britain.

Author Biography ›

Research

Photo Credit: THink Tank, MilLenium Point

Photo Credit: THink Tank, MilLenium Point

The rationale for Birmingham as a case study to research the deployment of the sanserif in Victorian Britain.

Birmingham Case Study ›

Blog

PHOTO CREDIT: David Osbaldestin

PHOTO CREDIT: David Osbaldestin

Ideas, thoughts and images of the sanserif, in printed ephemera from the Victorian period, printed in Birmingham or about Birmingham.

Blog