Blog: Open Studios preparation
Preparations well under way in the Type Tasting studio ready for Open Studios Weekend with the first event happening tonight. We were hammering nails, painting, tidying and arranging into the night last night. We’re looking forward to seeing you over the weekend.
Blog: British summer
Summer’s coming at last—according to the Evening Standard we’re set to bask in a mini heat wave this week as the mercury could reach up to 30c.
Event: Type Tasting at Open Studios
A long Type Tasting weekend of activities will be taking place during Open Studios at the Chocolate Factory N16. With Relish’s studio F7 will be full of creative typography for the weekend. Events will include a Dalston Type Safari, Type Tasting workshops, and you can find out how to submit an entry for Type Tasting at the V&A with the London Design Festival. There will also be a pop up shop with screen printed typographic posters, glow in the dark prints, typography of signage sheets and ‘Are we there yet?’ postcards.
#LDF13: London =
A collection of creative typography created for Type Tasting at the V&A with the London Design Festival? Click here to find out more.
Blog: What is the future of type?
By Sarah Hyndman
‘What is the future of type?’ This is a question that was posed a few weeks ago which prompted a diverse range of responses. The discussion played out via email, Twitter, Design Week and the Creative Review blog and subsequently formed the basis for an event at the St Bride Library.
The main themes that arose included the evolution of type and whether words may ultimately become obsolete as technology and globalisation progress? Physical print is still in demand; independent type foundries are appearing, there has been a resurgence in letterpress, and an Adana press is back in production in Japan. Whether this is a new trend or a final swansong remains to be seen.
It’s turned into a lovely day, perfect for a balmy Dalston Type Safari with Pia and her 13 graphic design students from Denmark. We’re looking forward to seeing the photographs they take tonight and will post them here soon…