As an associate member of the Letter Exchange I was lucky enough to join other members on a excursion to Central Saint Martins, Kings Cross, to view some of the archive material held in the Central Lettering Record. Phil Baines, Professor of Typography, was our guide and introduced us to to the collection, which was started around 1963. He had chosen an exciting selection of images and artefacts, laid out on long tables for ease of viewing and handling, however, these were only a small sample of the huge volume that the Record holds. Here are some of my favourites.
Beautiful and exciting lettering designed for the Monotype Corporation calendar of 1933
Pattern drawings for Futura typeface - includes experimental and discarded characters
This is a little corner where I like to share my love of calligraphy & letterforms and my fascination with the tools, materials & methods used to create and display them. I also love patterns and carved faces!
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