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.
Type Tuesday: NEON! Names in lights
Ilona Karwińska and David Hill will show their fabulous images from Poland’s ‘era of neon propaganda’ and tell the story of Europe’s first neon museum. Since 2005, photographer Karwińska and graphic designer Hill have been documenting and preserving Poland’s Cold War era neon signs – symbols of the creative expression that emerged alongside the ‘Khrushchev Thaw’ of the 1950s and 60s.
John Southward: Adventures in 19th Century Print and Journalism
For over ten years Ursula Jeffries has worked with the St Bride Library. Her current pursuit has been researching and exploring the extensive archive of John Southward – a nineteenth century journalist and writer who focused on all aspects of print. In her lecture she will explain how this fascinating collection of papers ended up at the Library and the diversity of topics they have revealed.
The Big Book Look
Join a host of designers working across the publishing industry to discuss work that has had the high expectations of meeting the difficult ‘big book status’, or have suddenly found their work on the bestseller lists and have to manage seeing their own covers on briefing forms.