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Stephen Banham

Described as a ‘typographic evangelist’ by Eye magazine, Stephen Banham is founder of Letterbox, a type studio based in Melbourne, Australia. Banham’s typographic explorations and research centre on the social and cultural aspects of letterforms. He has written and produced over 16 publications on typography, including the Qwerty series (1991–96), the Ampersand series, Fancy (2004) the Oblique series (2008–) and Characters (2015) published by Thames & Hudson. Banham’s design work and writings have appeared in countless international type publications. He has spoken at international design events from Barcelona to Beirut, New Zealand to New York. A member of the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD), Banham has been a lecturer in typography at RMIT University since 1991 and holds a Master of Design (by Research) and is currently a PhD Candidate. In 2011 he was awarded a Creative Fellowship at the State Library of Victoria and in 2015 was selected to participate in the Melbourne Art Tram Project as part of the Melbourne Art Festival. www.letterbox.net.au