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Back in March we wrote about the amazing "Pencil to Pixel" exhibit that was on its way to New York. This week, the exhibit finally arrives in Manhattan, courtesy of the type-giants Monotype

In addition to a few digital installations concerning typography on the web from Typecast, Monotype will be exhibiting printed matter and typography artifacts from the last 100 years or so of printing. The impressive offering includes original sketches and molds from the first run of iconic fonts like Gil Sans and Helvetica. If a century of typographic history seems a little overwhelming, don't fret; free guided tours to the exhibit are available.

"Pencil to Pixel" runs from May 3-9 at the Tribeca Skyline Studio. 

Eric Gill’s 1928 pencil and ink drawings for Gill Sans Italic