Grendl Löfkvist

Grendl Löfkvist is a core instructor at Cooper Union’s west coast division, Type@Cooper West, where she teaches Type History and Theory. She is also an instructor in the Visual Media Design Department at City College of San Francisco, where she teaches courses in the History of Graphic Design, Book Arts, Calligraphy, Basic Typography, and Letterpress Printing. Additionally, she offers a variety of workshops at the San Francisco Center for the Book, including Blackletter and Uncial Calligraphy.

She is a past President of the American Printing History Association’s Northern California Chapter, and she currently serves on its Board of Directors. She was an offset press operator for 13 years at the politically progressive Inkworks Press Collective in Berkeley. Her interests include the study of printing as a subversive “Black Art,” and she is always on the lookout for bizarre, unusual, or macabre print, type, and lettering lore (she is a bit of a goth).