Workshop & discussion: #FutureOfType?, St Bride Library
Thursday May 2nd from 6.30-9.30pm
In the Bridewell Hall, St Bride Foundation
Tickets £25 · Concessions & Friends of St Bride Library £22.50 · Students £20
Take part in a discussion and workshop exploring Victorian display typefaces from the St Bride Library collection whilst discussing the future of type. The discussion will be led by Type Tasting’s Sarah Hyndman during which she will talk about the conversations that she has been having on this subject via Social Media and a recent Design Week Voxpop.
Type samples from the collection will be available as templates so you can recreate the letters by hand. These will range from Grotesque sans serifs of the 19th century to the decorative letters by Louis Jean Pouchée
During the evening you will hand render tweets received about the topic. These will be combined to create the Steampunk style Twitter feed and form the basis for the group discussion.
What is the #FutureOfType? Will it follow fashion trends, evolve with advances in technology, or morph into something we can’t yet imagine? Tweet your vision of how type will develop in the future quoting ‘#FutureOfType?’
Sarah Hyndman runs Type Tasting workshops. These are sessions in which participants get away from their computers and get their hands dirty – experimenting with type and exploring its expressive qualities. Sarah is creative director of design consultancy With Relish. She studied an MA in Typo/graphics at the London College of Communication and subsequently set up and run the year long Experimental Typography evening course there which she ran for six years alongside her commercial practice.