Facing the World: Type Design in Global Perspective

Peterson Gallery and Munger Rotunda, Green Library

Facing the World: Type Design in Global Perspective offers a guided tour to more than five centuries of “non-Latin” type design—that is, type design beyond the Latin alphabet.

On display in the Peterson Gallery in the Green Library Bing Wing are rare books and manuscripts from before Gutenberg to the digital age, drawn from the Stanford Libraries collections and on loan from participating institutions and collectors. Display cases in the Munger Rotunda feature work by contemporary type designers who design for non-Latin scripts, among them Devanagari, Gurmukhi, Tibetan, Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese, and Lushootseed. Specimen sheets for digital typefaces are shown with examples of the type in use in packaging, newspapers, books, and broadsides.

The exhibition aims to inform, delight, intrigue, and challenge viewers to think about the impact of European colonization on the world of international type design, the potential of technology, and the meaning of pluralism as expressed through everyday typography.  

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Stanford University Press @ 125

Bender Room, 5th Floor, Bing Wing, Green Library

An exhibit celebrating the 125-year history of the Stanford University Press.

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Super Bowl by the Bay

South Lobby, 1st Floor, East Wing, Green Library

An exhibit highlighting Stanford's role as host of Super Bowl XIX, which took place on Sunday, January 20, 1985, at the old Stanford Stadium.

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Queer @ Stanford

Lobby, Arrillaga Alumni Center

This exhibit shines a spotlight on the history of LGBTQIA students at Stanford. (Please note that the location for this exhibit has changed. It is now on view in the lobby of Arrillaga Alumni Center).

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