Week 5 B -Graphics, Typography & Package Design

Week Ten Graphics, Typography & Package Design

2. Apprentice Typesetter, Edmonton Bulletin, Edmonton, Alberta, 1904

2.20. Caxton, Les Usherwood, Toronto, Ontario, 1984

Art Director's Club Created Annula Les Usherwood Award

"Les Usherwood was the most prolific type designer in Canadian history. He was trained in Kent, England as a lettering artist, emigrated to Canada in 1957, and practised his art in Toronto at Photo Engravers & Electrotypers, Art Associates and later at Art & Design Studios. In 1968 he started Typsettra Ltd. in partnership with David Thomason. "

Usherwood's best known design is Caxton. He died in 1983 at the age of 51 from a heart attack. In his honor the Toronto Art Directors Club created the annual Les Usherwood Award to recognize creative achievements in the communication arts industry. The first one, in 1983, was awarded to Les Usherwood posthumously. "