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An Evening with Julian Waters

  • Plymouth Congregational Church, Jackman Room 1900 Nicollet Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55403 United States (map)

Internationally renowned lettering designer, Julian Waters, will share some of what he has been up to lately. This includes some of his recent work, his research on the 16th century German writing master, Johann Neudӧrffer the Elder, and about Julian’s father, the late Peter Waters’ leadership in saving the countless damaged rare books in Florence following the devastating flood of 1966. Peter’s work changed the field of library conservation and led to the Waters family’s move from England to the USA when Julian was a teenager.

Sheila Waters’ new acclaimed book, Waters Rising: Letters from Florence marks the 50th anniversary of the flood. Julian was editorial consultant and co-designer. Signed copies of the book will be available for sale at the meeting, along with some of Julian’s signed prints.

Julian also will show images from the beautiful 76 page monograph he has written and designed: Hermann Zapf: A Life in Letters, an overview of the work of the legendary Hermann Zapf, Julian’s teacher, mentor and longtime friend. Zapf died last year at the age of 96.