Tuesday 6 June 2017 in the Bridewell Hall 7-9.30pm
Eye presents another evening in the magazine’s series of informal quarterly events about graphic design and visual culture.
Signs of Italy
Outdoor lettering up and down the boot with James Clough
James Clough is a British designer and graphic arts historian who has lived in Italy for more than four decades, and who has spent years photographing outstanding, inspiring and amusing examples of outdoor lettering throughout Italy – Milan, Rome, Florence, Naples, Parma, Trieste, Rimini, Palermo, Florence, Turin, Bologna and more.
For the next in Eye’s quarterly series of Type Tuesday events, James will show a large number of pictures of signs from his treasure trove, adding an informed and entertaining commentary on their design, purpose and construction.
The evening will conclude with a panel discussion about the uniquely Italian nature of these signs, with James Clough, designer Giulia Garbin and members of the Eye team. Copies of James’s book, Signs of Italy: Outdoor Lettering Up and Down the Boot will be on sale at the event. (See ‘Tightly cropped critique’, our review in Eye 91, http://www.eyemagazine.com/review/article/tightly-cropped-critique). You can also buy Eye back issues (at bargain prices) plus the latest issue.
All profits from ticket sales go to the St Bride Foundation, and the evening is generously supported by the UK branch of Italian paper manufacturer Fedrigoni, http://www.fedrigoni.co.uk/