Type Safaris and Tastings for Stokey Lit Fest

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Ticket update: Saturday is SOLD OUT, there is still availability for Sunday.

The Stoke Newington Literary Festival is an exciting event which celebrates this area in Hackney, London’s radical and literary history. I’m delighted that this is the second year Type Tasting will be involved. Join me for a Type Safari and letter hunt through N16, or come along for a Type Tasting ‘Taster’ in the studio.

N16 Type Safari & Letter Hunt
What does signage along a high street reveal about an area? How do fonts influence your choices and what are they really telling you? Join one of the UK’s most innovative type experts Sarah Hyndman of experiential type studio Type Tasting to take a Type Safari through N16 exploring the letterforms which create the area’s unique typographic DNA. During the safari there will be a letter hunt challenge and at the end you’ll receive a Font Fortune goody bag.

“Informative but not stuffy, fun but not dumbed down.” Emily Gosling, journalist

“A unique & interesting way to ‘read’ the city.” Sophie Nellis

“Sarah’s enthusiasm and energy for type came through. She really motivated me to go and photograph, neon, hand drawn and art deco fonts among others. Loved it.” Cathy Hull
Duration: 1.5 hours
Click on your preferred date to book a place:
Saturday Jun 06 at 2pm SOLD OUT
Sunday Jun 07 at 2pm

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Type Tasting ‘Taster’
Have you ever wondered what a font might smell or taste like? Or what your choice of font says about your personality?

Join one of the UK’s most innovative type experts Sarah Hyndman of experiential type studio Type Tasting to explore a series of multi-sensory games with type, have your say in the font personality census, find out which typefaces you would date, ditch or be ‘just good friends’ with and at the end you’ll receive a Font Fortune goody bag.

“As bizarre as it sounds, my job is to match up the bottles and fonts using only my sense of smell.” Jake Wallis Simons, journalist, CNN

“You’ll never look at fonts in the same way again.” Hannah Stewart

“Walking into the Type Tasting studio was like walking into a mad scientist’s lab” Robert Boick

Duration: 30 minutes, starting at 15 minute intervals
Booking is essential, limited to 10 people per 15 minutes

Click on your preferred date and time to book a place:
Saturday Jun 06 at 4.15pm
Saturday Jun 06 at 4.30pm
Saturday Jun 06 at 4.45pm
Sunday Jun 07 at 4.15pm
Sunday Jun 07 at 4.30pm
Sunday Jun 07 at 4.45pm

Sarah Hyndman is the author of ‘The Type Taster: How Fonts Influence You’

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