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Virtual Dalston Type Safari & sign spotting pub quiz

Discover the messages hidden in London’s street signs
1-hour Type Safari + 15-minute pub quiz + Q&A
Check out all the virtual talks and events here

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London Type Safari & pub quiz
Route 1: Hidden treasures

Beautiful signs from the past are revealed when a building changes ownership, but they might not be visible for long.

Monday 18th May, 7.30pm (London)  BOOK NOW
Tuesday 2nd June, 9am (London)  BOOK NOW

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London Type Safari & pub quiz
Route 2: Crafted by hand

Signs are the voices of the high street, from DIY lettering, secret in-the-know symbols, to the craft of the sign writer.

Tuesday 19th May, 7.30pm (London)  BOOK NOW
Thursday 4th June, 9am (London)  BOOK NOW

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Routes 1 and 2 can be enjoyed as separate, stand-alone events.

• Compare East London with your local neighbourhood
• Discover clues to spot quintessential businesses from the past
• Explore ornate signs previously hidden from view
• Find out whether you judge a pub by its sign
• Revisit iconic Dalston signs that have since disappeared

Sign spotting pub quiz
This is a fun and informal session that’s suitable for everybody, no design knowledge is needed. There will be a sign spotting quiz during the tour, can you spot all the answers? At the end of the hour-long tour, you’re invited to join Sarah for a drink in a virtual local establishment as she goes through the answers. Play along with your family and friends to find out who is the champion sign spotter?

Your tour guide
Type safaris are led by Type Tasting founder Sarah Hyndman. She’s the author of the bestselling book Why Fonts Matter, a TEDx speaker, regular on BBC Radio 4 and an occasional guest on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch. She has created a series of virtual events that will take place while Type Tasting sessions are on hold due to Covid-19.

“Just done the first part of the Dalston Type Safari as a wedding anniversary ‘night out’. It was brilliant and made us feel like we were walking the streets of Dalston during lockdown.” Cathy

“Thank you for the virtual type tour of Dalston! I never noticed the beautiful signs and pieces of history when I was there before. Lovely to learn something at the end of the working day and explore the streets from the comfort of my couch.” Radina

Check out all the virtual talks and events here

Would like to arrange a private tour for your group at a time of your choosing, maybe because you live in a different time zone? Get in touch with Sarah here.

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Typographic Time Machine collection at the V&A

Typographic Time Machine workshop at the V&A #TimeType

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By Sarah Hyndman

The Typographic Time Machine collection popped up at the V&A at the weekend and we filled the space with amazing letters. A full blog post will come soon (after the festival has ended), meanwhile here is a glimpse of what happened.

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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?

Click here to find out more.

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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A comparison of signage

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Here are a selection of the research images for the Type Tasting workshop at SXSW. Above: geometric signs from Austin (USA), Delhi (India), London (UK), Brisbane (Australila). Below: Victorian style signs from Rome (Italy), Bangkok (Thailand), San Francisco (USA), Geneva (Switzerland).

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South by Southwest 2 week countdown

Mashable. Type Tasting Typography Workshop at SXSW

It’s just two weeks until South by Southwest Interactive starts, described as a “massive festival, bringing together the brightest minds in digital media, technology, journalism, health, film, space, business, gaming and more, with hundreds of sessions, parties and meetups spread across dozens of venues around Austin.”

The Type Tasting Global Lettering Workshop is on Saturday March 8th and has been listed by Mashable as one of the ’38 SXSW 2014 Panels You Can’t Miss’

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Sign painting weekender with Mike Meyer

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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

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Painting Signs with Mike Meyer & The Brilliant Sign Co

sign1 sign2 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

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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 at SXSW, Austin, Texas

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Type Tasting at SXSW, Austin, Texas

Saturday March 8th
Type Tasting drop in workshops in which participants get creative to reinterpret letters inspired by streetsigns and signage from around the world. The variation of signage styles reflect social and historical development of typography in each region and will enable us to build up a visual representation of global typography trends. Participants will each be provided with a simple template for a letter which they will customise using a range of markmaking and collage materials. The event will be eight hours long, but participants can drop in at any time.
Speaker: Sarah Hyndman