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    • August 18, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • San Francisco: Financial District and Market Street
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    San Francisco: Financial District and Market Street

    Saturday, August 18, 2018, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    Registration is open.

    Join design historian and lettering maven Paul Shaw for his second APHA NorCal urban lettering walk. This time the walk will begin and end in the Financial District. In between we will explore the Market Street corridor from Main Street to Mason Street with detours into the adjoining neighborhoods. The lettering in this part of San Francisco represents a rich mix of classical Roman inscriptions, late 19th century Artistic Printing styles, Art Deco and 1920s Gothic, neon signs, and some 1960s Art Nouveau. The tour will end with a group lunch.

    Paul has been leading urban lettering tours since 2005, mainly in New York City but also in Montreal, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, and Los Angeles.

    This tour is strictly limited to 20 participants and is ticketed (APHA NorCal members $15, their friends $20.)


    The walk is co-sponsored by Legacy of Letters.

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    Please join us as we explore the technological and cultural matrices connecting print and paper. Today’s practitioners and scholars have a rich archive of historical production methods and societal uses of art on paper to draw from in their work and research. Be it decorative, instructional, devotional, or functional artwork, we consider how this matrix of origins and innovations is retrieved, shared, and developed.

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