Do You Judge a Wine by its Label?
We had a fantastic Wine and Type Tasting event at Laithwaite’s Arch with Bankside Design District for the London Design Festival. Here is a glimpse of the evening, all the photos are by David Owens. There will be a second tasting on Tuesday 27th September and a Christmas one is planned on 8th December. Find out more here.
“Surprising and very interesting” Richard, “Fascinating” Cherry, “Illuminating” Piers, “Intriguing” Clare, “Very different but rewarding” Lee, “Fun and informative” Sara, “Really interesting! Surprisingly scientific” Rachael, “It was fabulous, surprising and delicious!” Syd.
“More than an excuse for weeknight drinking, wine was a clever example of the influence of typeface … don’t worry; you don’t need to be a typography nerd” Digital Arts
“It was certainly an eye-opener to realise that so much of what we taste is influenced by our other senses” SEEN London
Make a type/lettering day of it when you join author and Type Tasting founder Sarah Hyndman for a What’s Your Type? 1-hour workshop in Borough on Wednesday 21st.
What’s Your Type?
Learn how to choose fonts with confidence.
Weds 21st Sept
Start times: 12pm, 2pm, 5pm, 7pm and 9pm
Bedales Borough Market
Bankside Design District
BOOK NOW £15 (booking is essential)
Find out more…
Ghostsigns Light Capsules & Sign Painting Demonstrations
Between 8-10pm at The Distillery (2-18 Great Suffolk Street), you can be illuminated by the Ghostsigns Light Capsules installation, and legendary sign painter Mike Meyer will be giving live lettering demonstrations.
While you are here you could take a type safari of Borough Market—spotting the huge variety of type and lettering to be found in in the bustling area. The market is open until 5pm.
Ghostsigns Bankside Walking Tour
Download the Borough Ghostsigns Walk Tour App and take a self-guided tour of the faded ghostsigns, or voices from the past, to be seen in the area.
We also highly recommend a plate of tapas downstairs before or after the workshop at Bedales of Borough, with ingredients entirely sourced from Borough Market.
Bankside Design District during the London Design Festival
Click here for a roundup of all the London Design Festival events taking place at Bankside
The Typographic Time Machine collection popped up at the V&A at the weekend and we filled the space with amazing letters. A full blog post will come soon (after the festival has ended), meanwhile here is a glimpse of what happened.
Huge thank you to everybody who came along and took part, and who submitted letters from around the world. Please keep posting photos of your letters with #TimeType,
Thank you to the V&A and to Monotype and their wonderful fonts.
Type Tasting founder Sarah is on a mission to make typography fun and engaging for everybody, not just designers. She specialises in making the complex topic accessible with originality, humour, a dash of theatre and lashings of audience participation. She delivers interactive talks and events with games and demonstrations that inform, entertain and challenge your preconceptions.
Sarah has created a programme of four exciting events for the London Design Festival this year. Each event takes a unique approach to exploring type: discover how it influences us as type consumers; create customised letterforms from different times in history; learn how to choose fonts and use type to communicate effectively; taste the connection between type and all your senses (whilst enjoying delicious wine).
The one-hour workshops taking place on Wednesday 21st September for the London Design Festival are fun and intensive sessions in which you will explore typefaces and what they communicate independently of the words they spell out. You will create your own tasting notes to take home along with a certificate, and we are delighted to have spot prize tickets to the Museum of Brands and type specimens from type foundry Fontsmith.
We are all type consumers and letterforms are woven into the rituals of our lives through the packaging on the products that we use every day. At the time we may pay little attention as the logos and product names are so familiar that we reach for them almost unconsciously. Take a trip to a supermarket and, instead of shopping, look at the packaging as if it is on show in a design museum.
The Museum of Brands in West London contains a time tunnel that documents the history of packaging, revealing the trends and fashions in type decade by decade for over a century.
The Museum of Brands has kindly given us tickets to the museum to give away as spot prizes during the workshop, visiting the museum is a great way to explore the type we consume every day.