Programme of Type Tasting events for the London Design Festival


By Sarah Hyndman

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).

Would you like us to host a wine & type tasting for your Christmas do? Find out more.


Why Fonts Matter
Tate Modern (Bankside Design District)
Fri 16th Sept
Talk & book signing with games & demonstrations.
• Everybody
• Free, drop-in
Find out more

Typographic Time Machine
V&A (Brompton Design District)
Sat 17th & Sun 18th Sept
Drop in and get creative, suitable for all ages.
Show your letter at the V&A and share your letter with #TimeType
• Creativity session
• All ages
• Free, drop-in
Sponsored by Monotype
Find out more

What’s Your Type?
Bedales (Bankside Design District)
Borough Market
Weds 21st Sept
Intensive & fun workshop on choosing fonts & what they communicate.
• Experiments, tasting notes, certificate, games & spot prizes.
• Students, designers, startups & the typographically curious
• £15, book in advance
Find out more

Do You Judge a Wine by its Label?
Laithwaite’s Arch (Bankside Design District)
Borough Market
Thurs 22nd & Tues 27th Sept
Wine & Type Tasting evening.
• Everybody
• £30, book in advance
Find out more

“You won’t ever look at typefaces in quite the same way again” SEEN

Download the programme of Type Tasting events at the London Design Festival.

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