This is my wonderful studio in an old Victorian chocolate factory in East London. This is where I create Type Tasting workshops, talks, meetups and events. I do a lot of work with students and spend a large proportion of my time on self-initiated and self-funded research. However, all paid work for the next few months has been cancelled due to Coronavirus. In order to pay the rent, I’ll be inviting you to join me here for virtual events in return for a small donation that will go towards paying the studio rent, all from the comfort of your home.
Supporting me through this difficult time will be entertaining and educational. You’ll also be playing a vital role in ensuring that the studio rent is paid so that I can run workshops, research and events again once we’re out the other side. Click here to make a donation.
This is the third creative lockdown challenge. These challenges are designed to be a bit of fun and to document our time collectively spent in lockdown. Please share this creative challenge with your friends and post your final results on social media.
Challenge Use the food you have in your home to create an edible alphabet. Think about a word you would like to spell out and work out how to make the letters. Will you arrange the food you’re about to eat or would you like to bake something from scratch?
Don’t go out shopping to buy any extra ingredients, the challenge is to use what you can find in your kitchen. It would be great to see photos of the process as you bake or create your letters.
We celebrated Type Tasting’s first birthday with a day of edible type on Friday 14th February. Here’s a selection of the gastronomic typography and lettering created to mark the occasion.
Above: Nathan Dye’s chocolate TYPE cake, Helen Rawlinson’s peas thawing to the occasion, Sarah Hyndman’s edible rye bread Blackletter type “delicious with hummus” and Julie Muaro’s JOY in Breakfast Light, Regular & Extra Jam.