David Lance Goines
David Lance Goines was born in Grants Pass, Oregon, in 1945. He was the oldest of eight children with a civil engineer father, and a mother who was an accomplished artist and calligrapher. Two years after enrolling at the University of California at Berkeley as a Classics major, Goines was expelled from the university because of his involvement with the Free Speech Movement. However, when he was readmitted, he refused to return to university and instead in 1965 he apprenticed with a Berkeley printer, and soon he turned into a skilled journeyman.
In the same Berkeley printshop he founded Saint Hieronymus Press in 1968, and worked on his graphic designs and printing using both letterpress and photo-offset lithography. Goines was not allured by the fad of the 1960’s counterculture. David Lance Goines adhered to the classical rules of aesthetics and pushed further the frontiers of artistic excellence. His artwork has been reproduced in numerous professional publications, and his writing and artwork have been the recipients of many awards, most notably the 1983 American Book Award for his book, A Constructed Roman Alphabet. His artwork is represented in both public and private collections including; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC), Hiroshima Museum of Modern Art, Library of Congress (Washington, DC), Museum of Modern Art (New York), Museé de la Publicité (Palais du Louvre, Paris), Oakland Museum (Oakland CA), Philadelphia Museum of Art, and so on. David Lance Goines lectures frequently in various places nationwide, and has taught occasionally at the University of California, Berkeley, at the UC Extension, and the California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland.