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Meet the Type Tasting Team: David & Charlie

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Meet some of the Type Tasting team who will be taking you through the games and experiments live at the V&A for the London Design Festival on the 19th and 20th September. Find out more about the event here. Here we showcase the work of professional photographer David Owens and graphic designer Charlie Watson.

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Pop-up Preparation: A Type Tasting Event Teaser

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Hello I’m Natalie, and this week I’ve been busy helping the Type Tasting studio, creating the games and experiments for the Pop-up Type Tasting event at the V&A for the London Design Festival on the 19th and 20th September. Find out more about the event here. Here I’m going to give you a sneak peek of what we’ve been up to!

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Meet the Type Tasting Team: Raissa & Michelle

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Meet some of the Type Tasting team who will be taking you through the games and experiments live at the V&A for the London Design Festival on the 19th and 20th September. Find out more about the event here. Here we showcase the work of hand letterer Raissa Pardini, and designer and illustrator Michelle Mildenberg.

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Meet the Type Tasting Team: Miho & Manolya

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Meet some of the Type Tasting team who will be taking you through the games and experiments live at the V&A for the London Design Festival on the 19th and 20th September. Find out more about the event here. Here we showcase the work of London based designer Miho Aishima and photography graduate Manolya Isik.  Continue reading

Top 6 type & lettering events at the London Design Festival

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The London Design Festival guide is out, time to pick the events you’d like to go to. Plan your festival well in advance as there is so much to do and the venues are spread across London. The Type Tasting sessions of interactive games and demonstrations with type will take place at the V&A on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September from 1-4pm each day. These are free to come along to and all are welcome, they’re not just for designers.

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This is the Type Tasting top 6 type/lettering events at the London Design Festival 2015
1. Type Tasting games and demos at the V&A (of course we think we’re number 1!)
2. Extravaganza of signpainting old and new in Southwark
3. Watch the art of calligraphy live with Paul Antonio at the V&A
4. Search for and create letterforms at the Lively Letters workshop at the V&A
5. Dia Batal uses the art of Arabic calligraphy to transform text into objects in Earls Court
6. Accept & Proceed launch new typeface Framework in Haggerston

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Pop-up Type Tastings at the V&A

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Have you ever wondered what a font might smell or taste like? Or what your choice of font says about your personality?

Join innovative type expert Sarah Hyndman to explore a series games which explore type and perception at the V&A for the London Design Festival with Design Week. Profile the personalities of typefaces; explore whether a font can make a product more expensive, more enjoyable, and how it could even alter the taste of what you eat. Find out which typefaces you would date, ditch or be ‘just good friends’ with and go home with your own Font Fortune. Sarah is the founder of Type Tasting and author of ‘The Type Taster’.

Type Tasting
Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th September 1-4pm
Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

A year ago with the LDF at the V&A

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For the London Design Festival a year ago, Type Tasting posed the question “what’s your creative London?”. Stunning words were created for the exhibition by a wide range of designers and non designers of all ages and from around the world. We were delighted that Ralph Steadman and Alan Kitching created words in their own inimitable styles. All of the words were displayed at the V&A.

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London = ‘25 Hr City’ built by Edward Hill

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London = ‘25 Hr City’ built by Edward Hill

Process: Brainstorming / Exploration / Destruction / Preparation / Outlining / Heart / Crane / Building / Expanding / Pausing / River & Trees / Lettuce and Watercress / Conclusion

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