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‘Bonkers’ by Oli Frape

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‘Bonkers’ by Oli Frape
An ode to Danny Boyle

“Sarah asked me if I’d like to respond to the brief with the word ‘bonkers’ as an ode to the wonderful Danny Boyle and the incredible London 2012 opening ceremony that he created.”


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‘Gems’ by Syd Hausmann

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‘Gems’ by Syd Hausmann“When I got the brief for this project, one of the first things that popped into my head were the colourful, spiky potatoes that debuted a few years on London’s bus shelters – and how much I loved them. And I thought of all the things that made the city so wonderful: the people, the things to do, the diversity, the energy.. but it’s the unexpected surprises that truly delight me. From a potato on a bus shelter to a whole new area in London previously unvisited, my word had to be: hidden gems.”

Black = GEMS
Pink = Hidden

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‘Ours’ by Oli Frape

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‘Ours’ by Oli Frape

Oli Frape is a hand-letterer and illustrator based in London. Hand-drawn type is the primary focus of his practice and is integral to his overall style and approach. His piece for Type Tasting is a combination of hand-drawn and painted.

NEWSFLASH: Frape will be documenting the Type Tasting workshop day live in hand-drawn lettering at the V&A on Saturday 14th September.

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#LDF13 ‘Expressive’ by Ruth Rowland


#LDF13 ‘Expressive’ by Ruth Rowland

Ruth Rowland is a lettering artist who specialises in calligraphy, expressive typography and hand drawn ink on paper. We are delighted that she’ll be joining us for the drop in workshops at the V&A. Rowland explains her approach to her word ‘Expressive’…

Expressive Ruth Rowland

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