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Typography and Printing History

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David Osbaldestin is a Senior Lecturer at Birmingham City University. A Creative Director with a passion for typography, David uses his design and fine art skills to teach the complex art form of the printed letter. He has a wide ranging role at BCU, teaching within Art and Design and Fine Art. David is an executive member of the Centre for Printing History & Culture, the Virtual Museum of Printing, the Printing Historical Society, and Print Networks. His doctoral research looked at the development of nineteenth-century sans serif printing types and he has published various articles on the subject.

Education/Academic qualification

Research Practice, PG Cert, Birmingham City University

12 Sept 201221 Jun 2013

Award Date: 19 Jul 2013

Education, MA, Birmingham City University

21 Sept 200325 Jul 2005

Award Date: 30 Sept 2005

Education, PG Cert, Birmingham City University

21 Sept 200212 Jun 2003

Award Date: 21 Jul 2003

Fine Art, BA (Hons), University of Wolverhampton

24 Sept 199012 Jul 1994

Award Date: 12 Jul 1994

External positions

Steering Group Member, Virtual Museum of Printing

18 May 2020 → …

Treasurer, Print Networks

16 May 2019 → …

Ex Officio, National Printing Heritage Committee

23 Jun 2018 → …

Honorary Treasurer, Printing Historical Society

1 Jan 2018 → …

Executive Committee Member, Centre for Print History & Culture

8 Oct 2017 → …


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