Based in San Francisco, Letterform Archive is a nonprofit center for inspiration, education, and community. It preserves important artifacts in the history of letterforms and graphic design, and it strives to actively share them with the public. Recent additions include a digitized collection of Bauhaus books and magazines along with online access to Lettering and Type Talks from 2023 and Beyond.
A crowd-sourced virtual archive of inclusive graphic design history. The Archive celebrates everyday design and includes everything from finished projects to process, photos, correspondence, oral histories, anecdotes, articles, essays, and other supporting material. Browse for research, inspiration or just for fun!
From the dawn of writing until today, including the Development of Handwriting, History of Books, Arts & Crafts and the Private Press, Posters, Origins of Advertising, The Bauhaus, the Digital Design Revolution and Design for Social Good. Created by Nancy Stock-Allen.
Curated sets of objects in the Online Archive tell a visual story of typographic design. Arranged chronologically, each period is accompanied by lists of links for further study, including lecture recordings, blog posts, books, and other resources.