Recently we’ve been featuring some of the words created for Type Tasting with the London Design Festival a the V&A and revealing the creative process behind them. We will continue to do this until the Festival starts, take a look at the features to date…
#LDF13: Workshop with Islington Community Theatre
Islington Community Theatre makes innovative, brave new theatre with and by young people from one of London’s most diverse and challenging boroughs. They’ve brought together 40 young people aged 11-25 and taken over the Pleasance Theatre for a week of experimentation, discussions and idea gathering.
Type Tasting joined the group in the morning for lively discussions on powerful topics including “We don’t know our neighbours”, “The world is much bigger than my London”, “Education doesn’t prepare us for life”, “How can you make everyone happy?” and “I am not someone who can ever be defined”.
#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!!”