By Sarah Hyndman
Make a type/lettering day of it when you join author and Type Tasting founder Sarah Hyndman for a What’s Your Type? 1-hour workshop in Borough on Wednesday 21st.
What’s Your Type?
Learn how to choose fonts with confidence.
Weds 21st Sept
Start times: 12pm, 2pm, 5pm, 7pm and 9pm
Bedales Borough Market
Bankside Design District
BOOK NOW £15 (booking is essential)
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Ghostsigns Light Capsules & Sign Painting Demonstrations
Between 8-10pm at The Distillery (2-18 Great Suffolk Street), you can be illuminated by the Ghostsigns Light Capsules installation, and legendary sign painter Mike Meyer will be giving live lettering demonstrations.
While you are here you could take a type safari of Borough Market—spotting the huge variety of type and lettering to be found in in the bustling area. The market is open until 5pm.
Ghostsigns Bankside Walking Tour
Download the Borough Ghostsigns Walk Tour App and take a self-guided tour of the faded ghostsigns, or voices from the past, to be seen in the area.
We also highly recommend a plate of tapas downstairs before or after the workshop at Bedales of Borough, with ingredients entirely sourced from Borough Market.
Bankside Design District during the London Design Festival
Click here for a roundup of all the London Design Festival events taking place at Bankside
The Bankside Design District will become a vibrant hub of typography and lettering for the London Design Festival this September. Type Tasting’s Type & Wine Tasting and What’s Your Type? workshops will be accompanied by a host of events from Better Letters and others. These include an intensive Hand Lettering Workshop from the inimitable Mike Meyer, a large Light Capsules x Ghostsigns projection and the launch of the new Bankside Ghostsigns Walk App.
Typography and Lettering events in Bankside Design District for the London Design Festival, 17th to 25th September 2016.
Open your eyes, look up and discover ‘ghostsigns’, the fading remains of hand-painted advertising on walls.
Sam ‘ghostsigns’ Roberts leads tours of these faded signs in Stoke Newington in North East London, just down the road from the Type Tasting studio. For the London Design Festival this year he is leading a new walk through the streets of Southwark in South London hunting for the fading remains of painted signs from years gone by. The tour will reveal some of London’s most iconic signs, exploring the local, advertising and design history that they convey.
Bankside Ghostsigns Walk for the London Design Festival
Monday 21 September, 2.00-4.00pm, meeting at Shipwrights Arms, 88 Tooley Street, SE1 2TF
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If you prefer your sign painting fresh off the brush you can try your hand at painting letters in the iconic surrounds of Borough Market with sign legend Mike Meyer “paint, brushes, lettering and laughs guaranteed”. To tie in with this there is a double-bill screening of the Sign Painters movie and 21st Century Victorian, a short film about UK signwriter and fairground artist Joby Carter who says that as a fairground signwriter he considers himself to be a showman. Find out more.
The Type Tasting studio turned into a creative wonderland of ink and hand painted letters this weekend. To coincide with the London screenings of Sign Painters Mike Meyer, one of the film’s stars, came to town to deliver an intensive two-day sign painting workshop which was organised by Sam from Better Letters. Mike teamed up with the Brilliant Sign Co. and under their expert guidance we filled the Type Tasting studio with inky lettering.
“Covered in paint & happier for it.” @FranPayne
We’re preparing for a weekend of painting signs in the Type Tasting studio, organised by Sam from Ghostsigns.
“If you have the ‘FIRE IN THE BELLY’ and really have a passion for lettering… this is a workshop for you!” Mike Meyer, Sign Painter
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.”
This is a sneaky peak for Type Tasters before public booking, but shh don’t tell…
To coincide with the London screenings of the Sign Painters movie, Mike Meyer, one of the film’s stars, is coming to town to deliver an intensive two-day sign painting workshop.
The workshop will be hosted in the Type Tasting studio and is brought to you by Ghostsigns.