A Typographers' Call to Arms

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Your signature is needed to help save the Imprimerie Nationale, one of the greatest repositories of typographic material in the world. (If you have ever used a Garamond revival, or a Didot or a Fournier, you are indebted to the Imprimerie.) Their collection, which spans four centuries, is scheduled to be dissolved in the next twelve months.

The petition, in seventeen languages, is here:


I know that the inclusion of YOUR name will inspire others to sign as well. Please step up!

Please forgive the wide distribution of this e-mail, but do forward it in its entirety to anyone who you think will join us.

Thank you,

Jonathan Hoefler

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