Anthony Froshaug

Anthony Froshaug (1920–84) was an English typographer and teacher, born in London to a Norwegian father and English mother.

Froshaug attended Charterhouse School and studied book production and wood engraving at the Central School of Arts & Crafts from 1937 to 1939.

On leaving the Central in 1939 he began to practice as a freelance graphic designer and typographer. As a typographer, he has been viewed as unusual in running his own small (un-private) press, including two periods of printing in Cornwall (1949–52, 1954–7). Froshaug is sometimes considered to be the most convincing exponent of modern typography in Britain.

Froshaug was a natural teacher: he taught typography, first at the Central School (1948–9, 1952–3), then at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm (1957–61), the Royal College of Art in London (1961–4), Watford School of Art (1964–6); in 1970 he returned to teach (part-time) at the Central School, continuing there until illness forced him to stop. Anthony also taught at the LCP from 80-82.

Following his death, Froshaug's work has been celebrated in articles and books about him. The most notable book to date is Anthony Froshaug: Typography & texts/Documents of a life edited by Robin Kinross. 8vo, the graphic design group in London, also published an article by Kinross in the first of its 8 journals (Octavo), published in 1986, which helped a new generation of graphic designers connect to Froshaug's work for the first time.

Anthony Froshaug's archive is located at the University of Brighton Design Archives.

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