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TypTS 970.90.374

Evans, Jean. Jean Evans ELLI typeface design materials, 1979-1993: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: pf
Call No.: TypTS 970.90.374
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Evans, Jean.
Title: Jean Evans ELLI typeface design materials,
Date(s): 1979-1993.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.4 linear feet)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, drawings, and other materials tracing the development of the ELLI typeface designed by the American type designer Jean Evans and commissioned by the Houghton Library, Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, to honor Eleanor M. Garvey.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

92H-155. Received: 1992 May.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Jean Evans ELLI Typeface Design Materials, 1979-1993 (TypTS 970.90.374). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Jean Evans is a freelance type designer and artist bookmaker in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Scope and Contents

Archive composed of about 300 drawings, orthofilm, paste-ups, computer printouts, first digitizations, and correspondence in the development of ELLI, a digitized typeface designed by Jean Evans, commissioned in 1989 by Houghton Library, to honor Eleanor M. Garvey, curator of Printing and Graphic Arts. The ELLI script is based on Garvey's handwriting, and upon her retirement in 1991, the Library presented Elli Garvey with her own typeface for her private use. The typeface was later adapted for general use.

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