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Secrets of Dalston revealed on a Type Safari

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Secrets of Dalston revealed on a Type Safari
The next Dalston Type Safari is on Thursday June 25th. We found some hidden secrets on the last walking tour, what signage discoveries will we make on the next one?

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Update. There are no Type Safaris departing this year as Sarah focuses on new and exciting projects. If you would like to arrange a private tour for your company please get in touch with sarah(a)typetasting.com.

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Dalston Type Safaris for Summer 2016

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What does signage along a high street reveal about an area? What assumptions do you make that influence your choices? Will you take up the letter hunt challenge? (No prior experience needed, ideal for all).

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Signage from Dalston to Devon

Different letters found in Dalston assembled to make the phrase 'Club Labrynth'

Above is Club Labrynth by Sam Roberts from Ghostsigns who came along to Sunday’s Dalston Type Safari. He explains that “For me, Club Labrynth is the earliest memory I have of Dalston as a destination. Back in the mid-1990s it was the weekly hardcore/jungle night at the legendary Four Aces nightclub… The provocation of memory was an unexpected aspect of the Type Safari, and there were other long-term Hackney residents on the walk sharing their own recollections.”

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Dalston Type Safaris: typography is all around us

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Take a tour of Dalston* and learn about the signage and lettering along the way. What does the typography reveal about the rapidly transforming area? How do fonts influence your choices? Explore signage and end up in a quintessentially Dalston bar.

Upcoming Dates:
Sunday 19th January, 6.30-8.30pm (sold out)
Sunday 2nd February, 6.30-8.30pm (sold out)

*In winter this is a longer talk with slides and a glass of wine in the warmth of the Type Tasting studio, followed by a quicker walk through Dalston. As we’re walking through Dalston you’re invited to take photographs of the letters you see to make up a saying or phrase.

We’re surrounded by type and we use it to navigate our lives. The look of the fonts we encounter as we walk down the high street influences our choices before we’ve even read the words. These also transmit a great deal about the social, economic and historical development of the area.

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Gift Vouchers & new Dalston Type Safari Dates

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Gift Vouchers & new Dalston Type Safari Dates

Sunday 19th January, 6.30-8.30pm
Sunday 2nd February, 6.30-8.30pm
(book early as spaces are limited)

Safari ticket 1 person £20, includes souvenir map on the day
Safari ticket + gift voucher in a presentation card for 1 person £25, for 2 people £45 (UK). Please order by December 10th to receive the gift voucher before Christmas.

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Type Tasting’s Sarah Hyndman on the BBC’s The Arts Hour

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Type Tasting’s Sarah Hyndman on the BBC’s The Arts Hour

“We hear from Sarah Hyndman about how new sign design in London is reflecting the cultural and economic changes in the city.” Interviewed by Nikki Bedi. Listen to the interview.

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