Craig Eliason

My research has focused on the history of type design for over fifteen years.

 

For more details about my scholarship, see my cv.

I have been teaching at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota, since 2002. I am a professor in the department of art history. Courses I have led in recent years include:

  • Graduate seminars on “The Modernist Page,” “Design Across Cultures,” “Post-Minimalism,” “American Painters of the Gilded Age”
  • Undergraduate courses on “Romanticism to Impressionism,” “Modernism in European Art,” “History of Typography & Type Design”
  • Introductory course units on landscape art, Buddhist iconography, Baroque painting, and the display of West African art
  • A study-abroad introductory course in London

While researching type specimens, I took an interest in pangrams — short texts that include each letter of the alphabet, like “The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.”

This interest became an obsession and I started to author original pangrams, publishing a new one online every weekday from 2008 to 2015. I reached 2,000, and I suspect that makes me the most prolific pangram author in history.

 

Get samples of my pangrams at the Pangram Generator page.

Thanks for stopping by. If you’d like to contact me, feel free to send an email to cdeliason@stthomas.edu.

© 2017 Craig Eliason

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My research has focused on the history of type design for over fifteen years.

 

For more details about my scholarship, see my cv.

While researching type specimens, I took an interest in pangrams — short texts that include each letter of the alphabet, like “The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.”

 

This interest became an obsession and I started to author original pangrams, publishing a new one online every weekday from 2008 to 2015. I reached 2,000, and I suspect that makes me the most prolific pangram author in history.

 

Get samples of my pangrams at the Pangram Generator page.