Join the DAAH on Thursday, Feb. 25th at 8:30am in the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts Hess Family Lecture Hall for coffee and conversation with UF Associate Professor of Graphic Design, Brian Slawson who will share his research, Cherokee Printing History: Civilization, Identity, and Typography.

The story of the Cherokee press and printing types at New Echota is a dramatic tale of culture and innovation in typography. This talk is focused on how metal printing type for this American Indian alphabet was developed (technically, culturally, creatively) in the context of the Cherokee Nation’s struggle for unity and identity. Once established, the press was used to print newspaper, religious documents, as well as civic and educational materials.
Slawson Lecture Poster