In the 1960s, at Dahlgren Naval Weapons Laboratory, Dr. Allen V. Hershey worked on what was to become some of the earliest digital fonts. Hershey’s work is impressive for both technical and creative aspects, and was documented in a report called “CALLIGRAPHY FOR COMPUTERS”. Discovering this paper inspired Frank Grießhammer to resurrect Hershey’s work and bring the fonts to the age of OpenType.
Frank will talk about the history and environment of Hershey’s creation, and touch on the current state of resurrection. He has talked on the topic at TypeCon 2015 before, and while some parts will overlap, the presentation will not be identical.
Frank Grießhammer has been working as a type designer and font developer with Adobe since 2011.
Before coming to California, he graduated from the Type and Media masters program at the Royal Academy of The Hague in 2010, worked for FSI FontShop International in Berlin, and studied graphic design at Saarbrücken, Germany, and Florence, Italy.