Development of a Typeface: Exhibition Showcases the Work of Baltimore Typographer Through Oct. 30 at Stevenson University

October 1, 2014 7 AM

Stevenson University will showcase the work of Baltimore-based typographer Tal Leming through October 30 at the School of Design Gallery located on the University’s Owings Mills North campus, 1200 Gundry Lane, Owings Mills, MD 21117.

“Development of a Typeface” will chronicle the step-by-step process Leming used to craft one his signature typefaces, “Balto,” an American Gothic style typeface that emphasizes the base ideas of the style rather than particular visual attributes, quirks, or artifacts of bygone type technologies.

The University will host a public reception for the exhibition on Wednesday, October 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., followed by an art talk by Leming beginning at 7:30 p.m. Both the reception and the art talk are free and the public is encouraged to attend.

“We are surrounded by type, but most people never know that someone made the letters that they are reading,” Leming said. “I’m excited that viewers will have the chance to see what actually goes on behind the scenes in the creation of a typeface.”

Leming has produced a collection of distinctive typefaces, which have been used by a variety of clients including Paramount Pictures, Reebok, and Target.

For more information about Stevenson’s arts and cultural events, visit or contact Matt Laumann, Manager of Cultural Programs. Email or call 443-352-4491 to request a copy of Art Effects, the biannual guide to arts and culture at Stevenson.

Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent undergraduate university in Maryland with more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.