Sumner Stone

Letterform/Humanform

TYPO San Francisco 2015 Focus | Friday, 01 May | 2:00 pm | YBCA Theater | English

Written, drawn, incised, digitized — letters are made by and for the human body and the human mind. Their making has been heavily influenced by both human physiology and abstract thinking. This presentation will examine some of the many ways in which letterforms and humanforms have interacted in the evolution of the typefaces we currently use. The focus will be on the role of our bodies as well as our minds in the creation of the layered systems we use in contemporary typography.

Sumner Stone

Sumner Stone

Type Designer (Rumsey, California)

Sumner Stone is the Founder at  Stone Type Foundry Inc. located on Alphabet Farm in Rumsey, California. The Foundry has produced a variety of prize-winning typefaces as well as custom type designs, logotypes, and lettering. Sumner is a type founder, type designer, lettering artist, author, and teacher. From 1984–1989 he…

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