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Craig Eliason

 Art History
University of Saint Thomas Saint Paul
United States of America


Craig Eliason’s current research focuses on the history of typography and type design. He is developing a history of the labels used to classify printing types in the modern period. His earlier research investigated the theoretical and practical relationships between the Dada and Constructivist movements in the 1920's, particularly in the career of Dutch artist Theo van Doesburg.

Research Interest

History of typography and type design


  • Eliason C. Manifestos by Mail: Postcards in the Theo van Doesburg Correspondence. Visual Resources. 2001 Jan 1;17(4):449-58.

  • Eliason C. " All the serious men are sick": van Doesburg, Mondrian and Dada. Simiolus: Netherlands Quarterly for the History of Art. 2009 Jan 1;34(1):50-5.

  • Eliason C. Adrian Frutiger Typefaces: The Complete Works by Heidrun Osterer and Philipp Stamm (eds)/José Mendoza y Almeida by Martin Majoor and Sébastien Morlighem, with an introduction by Jan Middendorp.

  • Eliason C. Roger Excoffon et la Fonderie Olive, by Sandra Chamaret, Julien Gineste, and Sébastien Morlighem, trans. Jean-Marie Clarke; foreword by Gerard Unger.

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