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Type Tuesday: A matter of life and death

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Type Tuesday: A matter of life and death

From GBP 8.00



Dec 05 2017 19:00 - 21:30


Eye Magazine’s Type Tuesday

Tuesday 5 December 2017 in the Bridewell Hall 7-9.30pm

Come to St Bride Library for Eye magazine’s popular quarterly Type Tuesday event – the last one of 2017.

Spend an evening with GraphicDesign&’s Lucienne Roberts & Rebecca Wright and friends, exploring the weird and wonderful relationship between typography, life … and death.

The next Type Tuesday takes inspiration from Graphic Design&’s exhibition ‘Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?’, currently showing at London’s Wellcome Collection until 14 January 2018.

The speakers include Graphic Design& founders Lucienne Roberts and Rebecca Wright (curators of the Wellcome exhibition) and the talks will examine the varied and vital relationships between graphic design and health, focusing on examples that demonstrate the ways in which typography and lettering are employed to persuade, inform, prevent and protect.

The evening will be in two parts, life... and death.

Part 1: Life

  • Green cross: Lucienne Roberts on the history of the pharmacy sign
  • Doctor's writing: Rebecca Wright on the illegibility and permanency of doctors' handwriting
  • La Paz Holadensa: Rejane Dal Bello on her identity for Peru’s children's hospital

Part 2: Death

  • Visualising deaths: Peter Hall on information design about mortality, from Florence Nightingale’s diagrams to current conflicts
  • Alzheimer's Nederland: Rejane Dal Bello on the design of the bespoke typeface
  • In Memorium: Phil Baines on designing the London memorials for victims of the 7/7 terror attacks.

This will be a sweeping, informal survey that looks at historical objects alongside contemporary campaigns and celebrates typography as both death-defying and a life force.

The evening will conclude with a panel discussion.

The latest issue, Eye 94, will be available to buy as well as back issues (at bargain prices).

All profits from ticket sales go to the St Bride Foundation.


St. Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, EC4Y 8EQ London


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