‘Festival’ by Zoë Chan
“My main inspiration for ‘Festival’ is my love of vintage signage and type, especially that which typifies ‘Britishness’ and has been used in various street and building signs around London over the 19th-mid 20th Century. My passion is type in the environment / spatial type, and aside from the typefaces used being taken from signage I chose to display it as bunting; this both embodies the idea of festival and celebration and it can be hung in any environment, both inside and outside. My colours and materials used signify the excitement, eclecticism and cacophony of sights, sounds and emotions found around London.”
Zoë Chan is a London-based designer specialising in vintage and retro graphic communication. She is a vintage sign obsessive and self-confessed typophile with a penchant for ampersands and ligatures. Follow her on Twitter.
‘Festival’ by Zoë Chan will be displayed at Type Tasting with the London Design Festival 2013 at the V&A.
Display: 14 – 19 September 2013
Drop in workshops: 10am – 5pm, 14 & 15 September 2013
London Design Festival Hub
Design Studio, Sackler Centre
London SW7 2RL
Type Tasting workshops and type safaris. Typography training with a creative twist.