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Zapfest update

San Francisco, CA - 16 July 2001

The organizers of Zapfest have sent us updated information.


Dear Friend:

You are receiving this mail message because you are a member of the Friends of Calligraphy (FOC) or a friend/colleague of someone on the Zapfest committee. This message contains an update on the events happening around Zapfest. Our website, http://www.zapfest.com, will be updated soon with more specifics. Members of FOC will also be receiving this Zapfest information via "snail mail."

The calendar is set for the Zapfest events, and we look forward to seeing many "Friends" in September and October!

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Save these dates for Zapfest:

"Calligraphic Type Design in the Digital Age, An Exhibition in Honor of the Contributions of Hermann & Gudrun Zapf." Exhibition dates: September 1 thru October 31. Exhibition location: Skylight Gallery, 6th floor, San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street at Grove, San Francisco, 94102. Library & Exhibition hours:

Mon: 10­6, Tue­Thurs: 9­8, Fri: 12­6, Sat: 10­6, Sun: 12­5. (Library closed on Labor Day, Sep 3 and Columbus Day, Oct 8). Rare Book Room & Harrison/Grabhorn Special Collections hours: Mon: closed, Tue­Thurs: 10-6, Fri: 12­6, Sat: 10­6, Sun: 12­5. Phone in Rare Book Room: 415-557-4560. Directions to the library & advice about parking: http://206.14.7.53/INFDIR/IS_directions.htm

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Exhibition Opening Celebration.
Hermann Zapf & Gudrun Zapf von Hesse will be attending. Saturday, September 1, 2001 ‹ 2:00 p.m. San Francisco Public Library, 6th floor, Skylight Gallery.

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Talks by Hermann Zapf & Gudrun Zapf von Hesse, and Award Presentation. Sunday, September 2, 2001 2:00 p.m. San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium, Lower Level. Reception following in the Hispanic-Latino Room. The Friends of Calligraphy will present the Zapfs with a "Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Calligraphy & Type Design." This beautiful award has been designed by FOC members Georgianna Greenwood and Georgia Deaver.

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Saturday Lecture Series on Calligraphy & Typography.
All lectures at 2:00 p.m.
All lectures will be held at the San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium, Lower Level. September 8: Jack Stauffacher with Sumner Stone. September 15: Larry Brady. September 29: Susan Skarsgard, October 6: Sumner Stone. October 13: Cynthia Hollandsworth. October 27: Robert Bringhurst.

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Concurrent Event:
"Jack Stauffacher, The Years Away"
Exhibition at the SF Center for the Book.
An exhibition of the work of Jack Stauffacher will run September 7 thru November 2. Jack is a superb San Francisco printer and typographer, a long-time friend of the Zapfs, and one of the designers for our exhibition catalogue. This exhibition will include proofs from the book "Hunt Roman, the Birth of a Type". This book was printed by Jack in 1963 to highlight Hermann Zapf¹s Hunt Roman typeface. Jack Stauffacher, Hermann Zapf, and Gudrun Zapf von Hesse will attend the opening, and there will be Hunt Roman (metal) type on the bed of the Center's Vandercook press. Opening on Friday, September 7, 6:00-8:00. San Francisco Center for the Book 300 DeHaro Street San Francisco, 94103, 415-565-9545 http://www.sfcb.org/

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Concurrent Event:
"Women Typographers & Fine Printers"
Exhibition at Mills College Center for the Book.
An exhibition of the work of women typographers and fine printers will run during September at the F.W. Olin Library, Mills College. This exhibition will include work by Gudrun Zapf von Hesse. She will attend the opening reception, which will feature an informal conversation between Gudrun and local women book artists, Georgianna Greenwood, Anna Wolf, and Linnea Lundquist. Opening on Sunday, September 9, 2:00 p.m. Mill College Special Collections, F.W. Olin Library Heller Rare Book Room (first floor) 5000 MacArthur Boulevard Oakland, 94613, 510-430-2047. http://www.mills.edu/library/Ctrbook.html

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Out of Town Visitors during Zapfest:
Please send me an email for hotel and restaurant recommendations. Linnea Lundquist,

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The catalogue for our exhibition "Calligraphic Type Design in the Digital Age, An Exhibition in Honor of the Contributions of Hermann & Gudrun Zapf," will be available in September, at a retail price of approximately $50. This book promises to be wonderful. It includes type designs and calligraphy by Hermann Zapf, Gudrun Zapf von Hesse, and the other 14 exhibitors: Alan Blackman, Erik van Blokland, Rick Cusick, Timothy Donaldson, Jean Evans, Phill Grimshaw, Cynthia Hollandsworth, Akira Kobayashi, Richard Lipton, Jacqueline Sakwa, Robert Slimbach, Viktor Solt-Bittner, Jovica Veljovic, and Julian Waters. The catalogue also includes essays on the theme of calligraphic type design by Rick Cusick, Jerry Kelly, Sumner Stone, Susie Taylor, Hermann Zapf, and Gudrun Zapf von Hesse. It is edited by John Prestianni and designed by Jack Stauffacher & Laurie Szujewska, and published by Gingko Press. See: http://www.gingkopress.com/_cata/_grap/callzapf.htm

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Please donate to Zapfest now!
Friends, colleagues, fellow & sister scribes: we need your help! Please give generously to ensure the success of this worthy event. We are receiving support from many Bay Area organizations and businesses. Several FOC members are donating hundreds of hours of volunteer time to organize this exhibition. Many of you have already given generous cash donations, thank you! If you have not yet donated to Zapfest, please consider doing so NOW. If we receive your donation by July 20, your name will go in the catalogue. If you¹re concerned your check won¹t arrive by July 20, respond to this email now and let me know your exact name and how much you intend to donate.

Levels of donation:
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$1 to $24: Zapf Dingbat Level - Thank you gift: your name listed on the Zapfest website (www.Zapfest.com).
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$25 to $249: Alcuin Level - Thank you gifts: your name listed on website & name listed in catalogue if donation is received by July 20.
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$250 to $499: Palatino Level - Thank you gifts: name listed on website, & name listed in catalogue if donation received by July 20, & free catalogue.
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$500 to $999: Diotima Level - Thank you gifts: name listed on website, & name listed in catalogue if donation received by July 20, & free catalogue, & priority seating at Zapf Lectures/Award Presentation on September 2.
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$1000 and up: Zapfino Level - Thank you gifts: name listed on website, & name listed in catalogue if donation received by July 20, & free catalogue, & priority seating at Zapf Lectures/Award Presentation on September 2, and special reception with Hermann & Gudrun on September 1.
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All contributions are tax deductible (levels receiving the catalogue: your tax deduction will be reduced by the retail value of the catalogue, approximately $50). If you work for a company that has a Matching Gift Program for your charitable contributions to non-profit (501c3) corporations, we qualify, please send the paperwork.
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Acknowledgement will be sent to you via mail and/or e-mail. Mail your contribution to: ZAPFEST, Friends of Calligraphy, P.O. Box 425194, San Francisco, CA 94142
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The Zapf Dingbats are a set of typographic ornaments designed by HZ (1978). Alcuin is a type family designed by GZ (1991). Palatino is a type family designed by HZ (1950). Diotima is a type family designed by GZ (1952). Zapfino is a type family designed by HZ (1998).
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Web Links of Interest:
http://www.zapfest.com http://www.creativepro.com/story/feature/12706.html
http://www.societyforcalligraphy.com/exhibits.html
http://www.tdc.org/events/zapfest.html

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