Blog: Dalston reimagined
We created an installation of Dalston signage in the Type Tasting studio and invited participants to create customised Dalston letters. A wide range of people joined in, from graphic designers and visiting design students to grandparents and children. It was a creative and colourful weekend. Click on the main image twice to see all the detail at full size.
The neon ‘S’ from Voodoo Ray’s and the Dalston letter installation in the Type Tasting studio before and during the weekend.
Participants: Claire Burton, Tricia Patel, Tony Harms, Luke Smith, Tim Amos, Isabella Amos, Tom Nurse, Leo Adjage, Sophia Subliff, Sarah Johnson, Mimi Johnson, Ananda + PB, Felix, Camilla, Anna, Elena, Pablo, Elena, Kieran O’Keeffe, Bea Pinol Starling, Elena Pinol Starling, Maya Paterson, Elsa Marianelli, Frida Marianelli, Fleur Peck, Juan Pinol, Raquel Torres, Leonie Edelman, Eli Angelova, Marina.
This is a fun project that is underpinned by information about type history and classification. Each letter template includes the name of the venue the sign comes from along with a brief explanation of the origins of the typeface. These Dalston signage letters have been arranged into a type classification sheet which explains type history using letters from our physical environment (click to enlarge). Printed A3 sheets are available from Type Tasting.
The letters used for the installation are all taken from signage which features in the Type Tasting Dalston Type Safari. This is a guided tour through Dalston in which participants discover how the social and cultural history of an area is revealed through the lettering and signage to be seen along the way.
Click on the above letters to download a large version to print out and customise.
COME ON A DALSTON TYPE SAFARI, NEW DATES FOR 2015:
Dalston, East London: Sunday Jun 14 2015 4.30pm to 6.30pm, £13
Dalston, East London: Thursday Jun 25 2015 6.30pm to 8.30pm, £13
Dalston, East London: Thursday Jul 09 2015 6.30pm to 8.30pm, £13
Dalston, East London: Sunday Jul 26 2015 4.30pm to 6.30pm, £13