A collections-based research exhibition about typography and illustration in books for teaching reading from the 1880s to the 1960s.
Monday 11 January 2016 to Friday 18 March 2016
Open from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, Monday to Friday
Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, ToB2, Earley Gate
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The use of typography and illustration in reading books for children has changed during the last hundred years. There has been a gradual shift from graphic conventions determined by printing and typesetting practice for adult readers to those more appropriate for beginning and emerging readers. Illustrations have become more important and many reading schemes used known artists to create the much-loved characters who featured in the narrative.