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London: Angels to Demons Blackletter Workshop

Feb 7th 2017
6.30pm to 9.30pm, £35
Type Tasting Studio, The Chocolate Factory, London N16 7SX
Book now (15 places available)

Explore the evolution of Blackletter typefaces from their first printed appearance in the Gutenberg Bible in the 1400s to their enduring popularity in music and fashion. Blackletter is a chameleon of a type style because its personality is transformed by the context it appears in; from the Bible,the masthead of a newspaper, beer label, movie poster,record sleeve to military propaganda. In this session we will look at the evolving history of Blackletter type with examples and discuss the instinctive response to the angular letterforms. You will then roll your sleeves up for a hands-on creative session away from the computer sketching Blackletter letterforms as you experience how sound can alter your response to the forms. No previous experience necessary.

6.30: Relax and chat over a glass of wine.
7–8pm: Talk by Sarah Hyndman.
8–9.30: Hands-on creative session exploring rebellious type and lettering.
9.30: Raffle, win a signed copy of Why Fonts Matter and other prizes.

The workshop takes place in the Type Tasting studio on the edge of Dalston, London. It accommodates up to 15 people. Included in the workshop are two glasses of wine, materials and raffle prizes.

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