About the Letter Library platform
Information about type specimens and scans of type specimens are scattered across the internet. The goal of the Letter Library is to bring the information and materials together in one place, so they can be properly searched, studied and preserved. To achieve this, the Letter Library will partner with libraries, archives, museums and private collectors who can make information about their type specimens or the type specimens themselves accessible through our website.
After the beta period, anyone will be able to register on the Letter Library website to learn, contribute, add information or scans, ask questions, get in touch with libraries and collectors and so on. All content will be curated by experts to ensure consistence and correctness. Accounts can be set up for invidual users or in the name of organizations.
Most of the data on the Letter Library website will be public to make the information as accessible as possible.
Contribute as type foundry
We preserve the legacy of your typefaces! Digital type specimens like PDFs can be uploaded directly to the Letter Library platform as soon as the website goes live. In addition, you can send in your physical type specimens, so we can take pictures of them or scan them. The physical copies themselves will also be preserved in partnership with the printing museum Pavillon-Presse. Please check if your type specimen already exists in their archive for physical fonts or digital fonts. If not, feel free to send in your type specimens to the museum’s address.