“LIFE OF A LETTER” EXHIBITION
The time of year has come again when the SSI presents a display in the Library of the London College of Communication, where our Society’s book collection and archives are kept. This year’s exhibition theme is the “Life of a Letter” showing that good lettering design is traditionally ‘born’ from an ink letter or pencil sketch and follows a natural progression, or life, leading to its finished form. Much of the display will be historical examples from published material but a selection of preliminary ideas and roughs from the sketchbooks of our creative members will be included to bring it all to life.
It’s hoped this will be of particular interest to LCC students studying typography or graphics as part of their course, who heavily use computers and may not be so familiar with the traditional methods of lettering design. Discovering the perfect Roman Capital or finding out their favourite font was originally hand-drawn might be a revelation!
The exhibition runs from Friday 3rd until Thursday 30th November.
This is not a public event but the display is freely accessible to all members of the SSI as well as students, staff and visitors to the college library. You’ll need your SSI library card to gain entry at the main reception of the college. Details on how to get there are here.
I do hope many of you will find time to visit.