You can still take part and create a word at the drop in Type Tasting workshops in the Design Studio at the Sackler Centre of the V&A between 10am-5pm on 14 & 15 September. No prior booking needed just come along and join in.
The Type Tasting studio is full of creative typography as we begin to photograph, select and curate the final display for Type Tasting with the London Design Festival. It’s an exciting collection in such a range of styles and mediums, what connects all the pieces is the amount of thought and hands on creativity that’s gone into them.
Artist Siro Carraro grew up in Italy, studied art in London and works from his sunny North London studio which is an Aladdin’s Cave of large canvasses and colour. He describes himself as “A creator of dreams and a collector of images, that run freely from my mind in and out of my canvases.”
Letterpress printer Randle has chosen Caslon* to represent London, using 96-point Caslon Italic showing swash alternatives drawn by an Americam designer called T. M. Cleland in the 1930’s for (ATF) American Type Foundries. The CT ligature is printed from a laser cut letter.
#LDF13 ‘Hungry’ by Nic Hinton Click on the images to enlarge them.
London based illustrator and designer Hinton explains that “I chose the word HUNGRY because of the struggle, the ambition, the consumption of London.”
“My hand drawn illustration work tends to look quite random but there is a reason, no matter how thin, behind each mark. Sometimes things don’t turn out as I planned but that’s part of the fun right?…”
‘Kyverdale’ is the dream home that illustrator and designers Abi and Rupert of Rude have spent the last year building on a plot in Stoke Newington. The house has just been finished and they move in shortly with their two sons BIlly and Herbie. The Type Tasting word is a celebration of their new family home created out of lettering in Rupert’s inimitable style.
#LDF13: Getting creative with the London Design Festival and V&A team
We recently took our box of creative materials and words down to the London Design Festival offices for an evening of creative unwinding. Things are getting pretty busy as the Festival is getting closer, the Guide is going to print and the events are being finalised. An evening of making ‘creative London’ words accompanied by cold beer was just what we all needed.