This research has been stimulated by the recent proliferation of twenty-first century sanserif typefaces whose design-roots can be attributed to British sanserif typefaces of the nineteenth century.
"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.
This website and blog is home to the research of David J.Osbaldestin, on the sanserif in Britain.
The rationale for Birmingham as a case study to research the deployment of the sanserif in Victorian Britain.