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Font Selfie Workshop at the V&A for the London Design Festival
Type Tasting
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September
11am to 5pm, free drop in, no booking necessary
Sackler Centre, Victoria and Albert Museum
London Design Festival 2017

Come along to the Type Tasting workshop at the Victoria and Albert Museum where you can pick a typeface that reflects your personality and customise it to create your own ‘Font Selfie’. Your design will be added to the display in this prestigious museum, which will grow throughout the weekend as we create an exciting collection of typographic self-portraits. You can showcase your work and follow the growing collection online at #FontSelfie. You are welcome to collect your work between 5pm and 5.30pm on Sunday.

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Storytelling with Fonts
Talk at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday

Author and Type Tasting founder Sarah Hyndman will give a short talk on telling stories with fonts. She will also be signing copies of her books.

Participate in font personality research
Hyndman has created this mass participation experiment as part of her ongoing research, which will form the basis for her next book. She needs your help: either come along to the Type Tasting Pop Up Laboratory at the V&A, or click here to take part online.

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Competition time. Take part in the mash-up typeface challenge for the chance to have your work showcased by Design Week and to win a copy of How to Draw Type and Influence People.

How to enter
Think of two typefaces with very different characteristics and personalities, and combine them to create a new, hand-drawn one that showcases the best – or worst – qualities of both. Send your entry to Design Week, click here for full details.

Above is Mr Cromso’s ‘Black Comic’, a mashup of two very familiar type styles.

 

How to Draw Type and Influence People: An Activity Book by Sarah Hyndman is published by Laurence King Publishing, April 17th 2017.

Typographic Time Machine workshop at the V&A #TimeType

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By Sarah Hyndman

The Typographic Time Machine collection popped up at the V&A at the weekend and we filled the space with amazing letters. A full blog post will come soon (after the festival has ended), meanwhile here is a glimpse of what happened.

STOP PRESS read all about it: Emily Melling writes about her #TimeType experiences.

Huge thank you to everybody who came along and took part, and who submitted letters from around the world. Please keep posting photos of your letters with #TimeType,

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Thank you to the V&A and to Monotype and their wonderful fonts.

Would you like to learn more about fonts? Come to a 1-hour ‘What’s Your Type?‘ workshop on Wednesday 21st September, find out more.

Typographic Time Machine workshop at the V&A #TimeType

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#LDF13: Ralph Steadman Rebellious Creative

Ralph Steadman is one of the most influential and provocative British artists, whose ink splattered style, anarchic wit and characteristic figures are immediately recognisable.

“Some people really deserve a custard pie. If you’re not going to shock or enlighten, I don’t really see the point.” Says Steadman to Vanity Fair

Steadman’s pieces for Type Tasting are created both in his freehand inky style (below), and using woodblock printing letters (above), the double ‘OO’ ligature appears in many of his prints. “I ink the letters by hand roller—drop the paper directly onto the block letter area and get my pet elephant Caxton to roll onto its back— then lovingly push to coax him to roll through 180 degrees across the outdoor grass printing bed—and…….

VOILAA!!!  Done quicker than it takes to place a Trunk Call!!”

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