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Type Tasting
Creative typography display and workshops (drop in, no booking necessary)

14 Sep 2013 to 19 Sep 2013
Exhibition
10am - 5pm
Free Event
 
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Words about creative London using inventive typography and lettering designed to reflect the meaning of each word. These have been created by people ranging from Ralph Steadman and Alan Kitching to school children.
The collection will grow during drop in workshops to be held on 14 & 15 September.

Read the Type Tasting with the LDF newspaper complete with inky Ralph Steadman print on the cover: http://issuu.com/withrelish/docs/wr099_ldf_newspaper_club_landscapea

London = Typographic. Words about creative London that have been designed to reflect their meaning. This is through choice of typeface, mark making tools, incorporating unusual materials and inventing new letterforms. The words on display have been created by a wide range of people from Ralph Steadman and Alan Kitching to school kids. These will be displayed in the Design Studio at the London Design Festival’s hub at the V&A. We’ll be running drop in Type Tasting workshops during the graphics weekend on 14 & 15 September in which everybody is invited to create words which will be added to the growing exhibition. The workshops during the London Design Festival are free to attend and open to everybody to take part in, no previous creative experience is necessary.

Type Tasting is organised and curated by graphic designer Sarah Hyndman. Type Tastings are typography workshops and type safaris—typography training with a creative twist.

Drop in workshops (no booking necessary)
14 & 15 September 2013
10am - 5pm

Display
14 - 19 September 2013

London Design Festival Hub
Design Studio, Sackler Centre
V&A
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL

(Graphic Design: withrelish.co.uk)

Type Tasting
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Type Tasting is an experiential type studio exploring how people respond to typefaces. We focus on the user experience (not the mechanics) of type and take the viewpoint of the type consumer. Research topics include profiling the personalities of typefaces to create a shared resource for choosing fonts; identifying typefaces that evoke mood, energy or skill; and evaluating crossmodal or multi-sensory interactions with type.

Sarah Hyndman is the founder of Type Tasting. She is a graphic designer, writer and public speaker who is known for her interest in the psychology of typefaces and for her research. Sarah’s aim is to make typography accessible to everybody, which she does with originality, humour and a dash of theatre.

Her first book, Why Fonts Matter, was published by Penguin/Random House earlier this year. She is in the process of writing two more books and works on studies with the Crossmodal Research Laboratory, Oxford University.

Sarah has given a TEDx talk, spoken at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, TYPO in San Francisco, Ampersand in Brighton, for It’s Nice That, been interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live and Today, and has appeared on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch.

Type Tasting has been featured by CNN, FT and Wired.

“Sarah’s enthusiasm and knowledge are infectious” Sarah Stewart, Londonist

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