Calligrapher Priest Robert Palladino Who Influenced Mac Typography Dies at 83

Father Robert Palladino, a calligrapher and priest who inspired Steve Jobs love of typography, has died at the age of 83, reports Reed College and the New York Times. He died quietly at home in Welches, Oregon on Friday, according to his son Eric.Palladino was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He joined the Trappist order at 17 and deepened his knowledge of letter forms at the Abbey of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Lafayette, Oregon, where he served as scribe, choirmaster, and bookbinder. Leaving the order in 1968 he joined Professor Lloyd Reynolds at Reed College a year later, instructing students in calligraphy. It was at Reed College that he met and influenced Steve Jobs. The soon to be Apple co-founder had dropped out but hung around campus popping in on Palladino’s class.Share Article:Facebook,   Twitter,   LinkedIn,   Google Plus,   Email,   Reddit,   Digg,   Delicious,   StumbleUponFollow iClarified:Facebook,   Twitter,   LinkedIn,   Google Plus,   Newsletter,   App Store,   YouTubeAdvertise Here

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