The Archive was founded by Rob Saunders, a collector of the letter arts for over 40 years, as a place to share his private collection with the public. They opened to visitors in February 2015 and now offer hands-on access to a curated collection of over 40,000 items related to lettering, typography, calligraphy, and graphic design, spanning thousands of years of history.
In addition to hosting visits and public events, the Archive serves a global community through social media, state-of-the-art photography, and publications. They offer courses and workshops in type design, calligraphy, and typography, some in conjunction with The Cooper Union. They also curate exhibitions of their holdings, organize lectures by visiting artists and designers, and host salons and receptions to showcase collections or celebrate out-of-town guests.
1001 Mariposa Street #307
San Francisco, CA 94107
+1 415 802 7485