James Mosley is Visiting Professor in the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading. He was Librarian of the St Bride Library in London until 2000. As a student he was a compositor and a pressman at the Water Lane Press of Philip Gaskell in Cambridge. He had some working experience at the typefoundry Stevens, Shanks (originally Figgins) in London. He has written and lectured on the history of printing types and letter forms and was the founding editor of the Journal of the Printing Historical Society. In 2003 he received the annual award of the American Printing History Association for his contributions to printing history. His urbane and erudite blog, Typefoundry: Documents for the History of Type and Letterforms, is required reading for students of the history of typography.
Courses Formerly Offered
- T-50. Type, Lettering & Calligraphy, 1450–1830 (1984–2011)
- T-55. Type, Lettering & Calligraphy, 1830–2000 (1990, 2004, 2006, 2008 under slightly varying titles)