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The Beatrice Warde Memorial Lecture

Ralf Herrmann
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We are honoured to be joined by Nicolas Barker to celebrate the life and work of Beatrice Warde, renowned as ‘The First Lady of Typography’.

Nicolas first met Beatrice in the late 1940s. He describes her as a force of nature, and an enthusiast for printing and printers of all types. She wrote several works on the subject, especially supporting British Typographer Stanley Morison. Warde was the best ever sales-person for Monotype, its products and users; and she was known, indeed a by-word, throughout the world of printing and design.

As a lone female voice in the male-dominated printing Industry, her success and popularity challenged the idea that being male was a prerequisite for a prosperous career in printing. According to Nicolas, her book, 'The Crystal Goblet' is the best guide to typographic design ever written. Join us at St Bride for an intimate evening to celebrate the legacy of this indomitable woman.

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