Affiliate: The Typographic Hub

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General Activity

The Typographic Hub, is a constituent part of the Centre for Printing History & Culture (CPHC) and is located in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media (ADM) at Birmingham City University (BCU).

Between September and April each year, doctoral students in the Hub organise what has become a very a popular series of ‘Type Talks.’ Recent speakers have included Shani Avani, Sarah Boris, Neville Brody, David Carson, Rob Draper and Rick Poyner. All ‘Type Talks’ are advertised on the CPHC website, and you can keep up-to-date with the programme by following us on Twitter @bcutypetalks or @typetweets.

The Hub is also home to an excellent collection of books, journals, magazines, type specimens and other typographic ephemera. Subjects covered include bibliography, book trade, bookbinding, graphic design, graphic reproduction, paper making, printing science, printing processes, typesetting, typefaces, typography and writing. The collection is open to all and can be accessed, free of charge, by appointment. For further details, please email

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PhD Candidates


Dr Caroline Archer, [Room 423], School of Visual Communication, Faculty of Arts, Design & Media, Birmingham City University, Parkside Building, 5 Cardigan Street, Birmingham B4 7BD

0121 331 5871

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