Over two days in late April, giant letters started appearing around the village of Ditchling. It turns out that typographical wizard Gary Stranger was the culprit, specially commissioned by the Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft for the museum’s The Village of Type programme of events, running throughout May. Luckily photographer and film maker Alun Callender was there to catch him in the act and record his artistic progress.
The events celebrate the centenary of one of Ditchling’s most widely-known contributions to typography – Edward Johnston’s world famous typeface for the London Underground. The letters are written using the Johnston Sans typeface.
The Village of Type
30 April – 30 May 2016
Image & Film ©Alun Callender