Printmaker Naomi Midgley stopped in the market town of Welshpool ‘where Wales begins‘ on a recent drive from Birmingham to Barmouth, she says “Welshpool doesn’t disappoint when type hunting, this corner shop sign has been preserved and still operates as a corner shop”. Here are a selection of her finds and her observations.
One of the things I’ll be talking about in the Type Tasting talk at the London Design Festival is what typefaces taste like. I’ve created three new surveys as the background to one of the demonstrations I have in store, and I’d really like your input. These are quick surveys, click on the images below to take part.
This is a selection of inventive reinterpretations of words by students on the HND Graphic Design course at Bedford College. Tutor Jeffrey Tribe explains “students were challenge to create a unique an expressive typeface as a cover for an imaginary Dutch arts magazine”.
The different treatments of the word ‘human’ alter its meaning interestingly, adding depth, twists or make a comment about human behaviour. What do the reinterpretations mean to you?
Join graphic designer Sarah Hyndman for an interactive talk full of demonstrations about how typefaces influence what we read. The audience will have the opportunity to volunteer to be ‘lab rats’ in Sarah’s ongoing research into typeface associations. Find out more…
14th September 2014
Seminar Room 3, Learning Centre, (Level 3)
Thinking ahead to 2015 this is my proposal below to take Type Tasting to SXSW again next year. This time it’s part of the ‘panel picker’ system which everybody gets to vote for (there’s a link at the bottom).