Jan Tschichold and the New Typography
During the 1920s Jan Tschichold began corresponding with many emerging graphic designers throughout Europe and the Soviet Union, offering to exchange works or requesting examples of adverts, posters and letterheads.What began as a means of educating himself in the principles of modern design, developed into a comprehensive survey collection of progressive graphics in Europe.
Inside St Bride
We would like to invite you to join us for an intimate evening held in our Passmore Edwards room to get a closer look at some of the hidden treasures in the St Bride collection and learn more about them from font of all knowledge, Bob Richardson.
The Wit and Whimsy of W. A. Dwiggins
Join us for an entertaining presentation by Bruce Kennett, author of W. A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design. American artist Dwiggins designed printing types and books but had many other talents: calligrapher, printmaker, illustrator, watercolourist, sculptor, marionettist, designer of theatrical sets, maker of furniture and tools. “WAD” also wrote plays, satire, fiction, fantasy, and essays. Deliciously funny by nature, Dwiggins employed his sharp wit for the simple pleasures of fun, but also often used satire to promote change. He concocted fake documents and invented colourful personalities to serve as his noms de plume in essays. WAD used drawings and words in equal measures to implement these schemes, which Bruce will explore in detail in his presentation.