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As typesetting became easier and cheaper in the tail end of the 20th century, more people had more access to more typefaces than ever before. Coinciding with an era of social change, small publications for gay audiences rose up from the underground to achieve commercial success as their visibility grew and their social stigma decreased. This look at magazines for mature gay audiences showcases the often novel and witty use of typography in genres where readers were more concerned with dirty pictures than eye-catching design.


Dan Rhatigan

Senior Manager for Adobe Type Development

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Senior Manager for Adobe Type Development

Dan Rhatigan works with Adobe Type in New York as the Senior Manager for Adobe Type Development. He has almost 30 years of eclectic experience in various parts of the design world as a typesetter, graphic designer, typeface designer, and zine publisher. He has a BFA in graphic design from Boston University, and MA in typeface design from the University of Reading, and has released typefaces with Google and Monotype.


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BCU Parkside - P350

P350 is a lecture theatre located on the 3rd floor of BCU Parkside. Entry is gated but will be open, if you have any issues find a volunteer or member of staff and they will be able to guide you.

The BCU City Centre Campus is a multi-million pound centre of excellence in the heart of Birmingham’s Eastside development. It is made up of four buildings: Millennium Point, The Joseph Priestley Building, The Parkside Building and The Curzon Building.

The Parkside Building is the home to our Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

The City Centre Campus supports the creative industries, business engagement, applied innovation and cultural excellence.

With over 5,500 of our 24,000 students enrolled on courses in music, theatre, writing, media, digital technology, art, design, jewellery and architecture, Birmingham City University is one of Britain’s leading providers of talented professionals to the cultural and creative industries.

The vast majority of these students are part of the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media – the driving force behind the creative provision at Birmingham City University.

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Birmingham City University – Parkside Building,
Cardigan Street,
Birmingham, UK

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