Craig Eliason

Craig Eliason is a professor of modern art and design history at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Type design history has been his scholarly focus for two decades. He has presented and published research on the history of type classification, including articles in Design Issues and Printing History. He is also a type designer: his “ambicase” types were profiled in Codex and exhibited at the Gutenberg Museum, and his forthcoming Backflip (then named Flipper) earned honorable mention at the Morisawa Type Design Competition. He founded and coordinated Type Tuesdays, a Twin Cities typography affinity group.