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John Lyttle

Graphic desinger, Lester Communications in Winnipeg

The Beauty of Type and Ligatures

PRESENTED ON DEC 06, 2017
IN WINNIPEG @ VOL 32

His passion for digital type, elegant ligatures, and creating effective publications led John Lyttle to taking a step back down a different path.  For a change, he had a chance to take more control over the type he loves and produce it by hand.  This change of pace offered this presenter a whole new flavor of reward. 

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