We learned with great sadness of the death this week of Susan Shaw, publisher and indefatigable founder and defender of the Type Museum which she established in Stockwell, London in 1992. Over the years the Type Museum, now called The Type Archive, amassed a fabulous collection of historical type-making materials – punches, matrices, machines and much more – notably from the British Monotype Corporation, Stephenson Blake and the York-based wood-letter makers, Robert DeLittle.
Known and loved by all of us who knew her in the printing heritage world, she could be a redoubtable opponent when it came to defending our typographical heritage. In recent years she was a faithful member of the AEPM and a lively presence at our conferences. We will miss her greatly.
You can read here the obituary which appeared in The Guardian on the 15th July, written by her long-time comrade-in-arms, Nicolas Barker.