The SSI has a collection of books and archives which are kept in the Library at the London College of Communication and each year we like to display some of its content.
This year’s theme takes us back to the days of copy books and writing implements. For most calligraphers our love of writing began with handwriting lessons at school; we happily invented new scripts, dotted our is with little hearts or circles and looped the tails of our gs and ys with wild abandon. Handwriting still plays an important role in our everyday practise allowing us to change the forms of the same letter and explore different ways of varying the rhythm and texture of the text block.
I hope LCC students, who now type and text rather than jot down their notes, will also find this exhibition interesting. It might even tempt some of them to (occasionally) put down their iPads and tablets in favour of a pen and paper.
The exhibition runs from Friday 2nd until Thursday 29th November. This is not a public event but the display will be 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 entrance at the main reception of the college.
Details of how to get there are on the SSI website here.
I do hope many of you will find time to visit.
Sharon Shaw FSSI