In celebration of the official launch of Why Fonts Matter in the US today: Creative Review ran a piece on the pop-up Type Tasting at the V&A for the London Design Festival. “Type Tasting’s series of multisensory experiments, for me, turned typography on its head.” Natalie Kelter
Creative Review. Posted on 23rd September 2015. Type / Typography
Typeface #3 was described as an “unstable wannabe with no style and a 50s moustache who, on a date, would take you for a hotdog at a bowling alley, all the while smelling of JOOP!”
If Futura Extra Bold was a person, what would they be like? Would you go on a date with them? And what does a typeface smell like? Sarah Hyndman’s Type Tasting games question our responses to fonts. Last weekend, she brought a pop-up version of her workshop to the V&A. Natalie Kelter described what happened for Creative Review.
The London Design Festival guide is out, time to pick the events you’d like to go to. Plan your festival well in advance as there is so much to do and the venues are spread across London. The Type Tasting sessions of interactive games and demonstrations with type will take place at the V&A on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September from 1-4pm each day. These are free to come along to and all are welcome, they’re not just for designers.
Character Building: my introduction to signpainting by Karina Monger
Most people can recognise a piece of signpainting, writes Karina Monger, but how many of us really understand the work that goes into making this unique form of communication? Last weekend I attended a hand lettering workshop to find out…
Earlier this month, designer Sarah Hyndman hosted a St Brides workshop asking: “What is the Future of Type?” The question provoked mixed reactions on Twitter ahead of the event: on the day, Hyndman says, some common themes emerged.