We joined The Partners and The Typographic Circle for an exciting viewing of Scott Lambert's recent project.
Scott, Design Director at The Partners, intended The Typefaces to be a picture book for children—but it was a predominately adult audience who were delighted by the book’s pages and got stuck into making “faces in type” of their own at the event.
The book consists of a hand printed alphabet, with quirky faces created out of the white space within and around the letters. Each symbol is accompanied by a rhyme introducing the character. These include a witchy, pointy hat-wearing “A” and a kingly “K”, placed on it’s side to give the character a unibrow and moustache.
The exhibition showcased large prints of the alphabet cast and copies of the book itself. It also included a letterpress station, where guests could have a go at creating their own postcard-sized prints.
As well as appearing in the book, the cheeky letters have shown their faces on T-shirts, posters, and Scott has also released a Numbered Editions. Encouraging readers to look at familiar things in new ways, the award-winning series is designed to “appeal to the designer in every child and the child in every designer”.
The display was part of the Futurecity curated series at The Gallery at Foyles.
Thanks to Alex Haugh of work-form studio for the photos above.
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