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The Village of Type

Sat 30 April 2016 - Mon 30 May 2016

A public programme of contemporary lettering across Ditchling.

In a small village of artists and craftsmen, just a few miles over the Downs from Brighton, Edward Johnston created a typeface for the London Underground. Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft celebrates 100 years of the lettering which can still to be seen across the capital’s transport system and became an iconic typeface for modernity.

The evolution of this single typeface, its importance and continuing legacy are examined through four exhibitions, a programme of workshops, lectures, residencies, events and live-printing activities in Ditchling, Brighton, London and beyond. The Village of Type programme brings to life the excitement and beauty of lettering, typography and letterpress print through a dynamic and theatrical season of events for type-nerds, families or those just interested in stunning design from the last hundred years to the present day.

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