What’s Your Type?

In commemoration of the current exhibition Writing Making Your Mark at the British Library, we have put together a display of font and typeface related books at Aldgate Library, including a selection of artists who use text in their practice.

If you are lucky enough to bag yourself a ticket, there is a talk on designing typefaces at the British Library tonight (Friday), as part of the programme of events accompanying the exhibition. On June 10th there is half a day of talks and discussions about Word Houses: Dictionaries, Archives, Libraries and Beyond… including a discussion on artists’ books and much more.

More type/writing/language-related exhibitions,  museums and archives include:

The Type Archive in Stockwell London, holds the national typefounding collection.

Bodlian Library Oxford Babel: Adventures in Translation exhibition exploring the quest for a universal language (on until June 2nd so hurry!)

The National Library of Wales Inventor of Britain The Life and Legacy of Humphrey Llwyd celebrating the contribution to Welsh writing and culture by Humphrey Llwyd, on until 29th of June.

The Lettering Arts Centre Suffolk is a charity  dedicated to fostering an age-old craft of lettering. They have a programme of exhibitions and workshops about lettering from calligraphy to inscribing and letterpress.

Calligraphy and Lettering at the Crafts Study Centre Farnham (part of University of The Creative Arts)

Illuminated Manuscripts at the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, part of their permanent collection.

Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft permanent collection, including work by Edward Johnston.


Previous Related Posts:

Typographic: all about fonts

Featured journal: Novum-world of graphic design

Danny Flynn: Print items collection

New Zealand too far to go for an exhibition? Well look online!

Typography display at Aldgate Library, images © London Met




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