London Design Festival at the V&A

Wednesday 17 September 2014

As part of London Design Festival, the V&A hosted a series of free and paid events this weekend covering a range of topics from illustration to the future of letterpress printing. Sophie went along on the Saturday to see what the festival had to offer. The first lecture of the day was by letterpress printer Alan Kitching. He addressed his career over the past fifty years, going back and forth between when he was an apprentice to his latest work. It is fascinating to see how somebody can continue...

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Talking typography

Monday 09 June 2014

This weekend Sophie decided to pop along to some typography-based events in conjunction with the Stoke Newington Literary Festival in East London. These included the Ghost Signs tour and a talk by Type Tasting. The Ghost Signs tour did not disappoint. Our guide’s knowledge of the signs and their history was in-depth and well spoken about, the two hours seemed to pass by very quickly with us visiting about fifteen sites in total. The signs varied from barely visible ones to others taking up...

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