Friday, June 10, 2016

Gallery 210: Friday, 25 June 2016

Cast and Recast: St. Louis Type Past and Present
June 25 from 5 to 7 PM
Gallery 210
University of Missouri-St. Louis

A closing reception for Cast and Recast: St. Louis Type Past and Present will take place on June 25, 2016 at Gallery 210 from 5PM to 7PM. This is public reception is the last chance to see the exhibition Cast and Recast: St. Louis Type Present and Past. The reception is also a celebration of the publication of the exhibition's catalog. This beautifully designed and richly illustrated catalog includes essays by Robert Mullen, author of Recasting a Craft: St. Louis Typefounders Respond to Industrialization; Ben Kiel of Typefounding, Eric Woods of The Firecracker Press and Jennifer McKnight, Associate Professor in Art and Art History at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The catalog will be available for sale at the reception.

The exhibition Cast and Recast St. Louis Type Past and Present is a survey of St. Louis' rich history as the first major type foundry city in the Midwest. The exhibition features posters designed by area graphic designers and typographers using a new typeface by Ben Kiel of Typefounding. Kiel's typeface pays homage to the historic typeface Geometric Italic created by Central Type Foundry St. Louis, formally at 4th and Elm Streets that operated in St. Louis from 1870-1892. Cast and Recast: St. Louis Type Past and Present also features selected materials describing the process of casting and designing hot metal type, historical posters and early type specimen catalogues from St. Louis type foundries on loan from the collections of The St. Louis Public Library, Missouri History Museum, and The Firecracker Press and Central Print.

 For parking locations, directions, and campus map please visit

Gallery 210
on the University of Missouri-St. Louis
at 44 Grobman Drive
between the North UM-St. Louis Metro Station and Touhill Performing Arts Center
(314) 516-5976


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