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Elizabeth Friedlander

6 January 2018 – 29 April 2018

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Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft presents the story of outstanding artist, designer and typographer Elizabeth Friedlander. The work of Friedlander (1903-1984) is instantly recognisable as mid-20th century design at its best, but few will know the name behind the art. Best known for her Penguin book covers and Bauer Type Foundry typeface ‘Elizabeth’, the exhibition touches on her escape to London from 1930s Nazi Germany, friendship with her sponsor – poet and printer Francis Meynell – and her work…

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20 Years of Penguin Essentials

6 January 2018 – 29 April 2018

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Penguin Random House UK will take over the Wunderkammer at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft with a celebration of 100 Penguin Essentials. The display accompanies the museum’s exhibition ‘Elizabeth Friedlander: Typographer, Calligrapher, Designer’ and reflects Friedlander’s relationship with the renowned publishing house; Penguin was an early champion of Friedlander’s talent, and many of her best-known works were created to grace the covers of these iconic books. The Penguin Essentials series began in 1998 under the guidance of Art Director…

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The Meynells in Ditchling

6 January 2018 – 29 April 2018

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The Meynells name has been a familiar one in Sussex and Ditchling since the turn of the 20th century: the bonds between Eric Gill and Wilfrid and Alice Meynell were forged through their shared Catholics beliefs and enthusiasm for typography when Gill was in his 20s and the older couple were in their sixties

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