The St Bride Foundation Library hosts a variety of print-related lectures, exhibitions and talks throughout the year, as well as talks and conferences on everything from poster design to handwriting, resulting in an exciting and vibrant series of events running the whole year round.
Justin Howes Memorial Lecture: Easily distracted. With Indra Kupferschmid
While Indra Kupferschmid may on paper be a full-time academic, her research practice might better be described as “fanatic-on-call” or “easily distracted” than in any scholarly terms.
London Craft Week
Designer Bookbinders and the St Bride Foundation collaborate with a week of events celebrating fine printing and design bookbinding, including demonstrations, workshops, exhibitions and have-a-go sessions.
Where am I? A visual history of London’s street nameplates With Alistair Hall
All across London you can find a remarkable public archive of lettering – London’s street nameplates. A unique collection of styles and forms that stretches back to the 18th century. They work both as visual anchors, telling us where we are, and as temporal anchors, telling us where we’ve come from.
Type Design as a collaborative process – with particular reference to non-Latin scripts. With Fiona Ross
Drawing on her experience as a type historian, type-designer, and educator, Fiona Ross will discuss how, despite notable historical accounts to the contrary, type design is rarely a solitary occupation conceived in a vacuum but rather a collaborative enterprise.