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#FutureOfType? at the St Bride Library

Posted in Type Tasting by Type Tasting on April 5, 2013


A workshop in which you become part of a Steampunk style Twitter feed on the #FutureOfType?

Thursday May 2nd from 6.30-9.30pm
In the Bridewell Hall, St Bride Foundation
Tickets £25 · Concessions & Friends of St Bride Library £22.50 · Students £20


Take part in a workshop exploring Victorian display typefaces from the St Bride Library collection whilst discussing the future of type.

Type samples from the collection will be available as templates so you can recreate the letters by hand. These will range from Grotesque sans serifs of the 19th century to the decorative letters by Louis Jean Pouchée

During the evening you will hand render tweets received about the topic. These will be combined to create the Steampunk style Twitter feed and form the basis for the group discussion.

What is the #FutureOfType? Will it follow fashion trends, evolve with advances in technology, or morph into something we can’t yet imagine? Tweet your vision of how type will develop in the future quoting ‘#FutureOfType?

Sarah Hyndman runs Type Tasting workshops. These are sessions in which participants get away from their computers and get their hands dirty – experimenting with type and exploring its expressive qualities. Sarah is creative director of design consultancy With Relish. She studied an MA in Typo/graphics at the London College of Communication and subsequently set up and run the year long Experimental Typography evening course there which she ran for six years alongside her commercial practice.


And the winner is…

Posted in Hand printed by Type Tasting on May 23, 2010

It was way to sunny today to vanish into the Print Club workshop, so the night shift it was with a small bottle of wine to accompany the beers everybody else usually takes on a Saturday night. Charlotte was finishing up her 2nd year project, a big screen-printed book.  She’s at CSM so Phil B’s one of her tutors, she’ll get Paulus next year and she went to our exhibition in Clerkenwell so she knows Random. There’s a pop-up shop opening 1-7 June where they’re selling editions of their work:

I printed the winners’ certificates for the typography pub quiz next week. Ltd edition runs of 7 prints, A3, 2-colours, blue and silver which appears almost more like a watermark as it soaks slightly into the uncoated cartridge paper. Phil Baines set the title type for this in his Vere Dignum font.

Random Type Quiz – the Phil Baines remix

Posted in Random Project by Type Tasting on April 27, 2009

The pub quiz was a great success. 16 teams, 32 tealights, 87 pens, 5 rounds and many beers later there were winners…

Typograhpic Pub Quiz at St Bride Library

Typograhpic Pub Quiz at St Bride Library

For a larger version of the photos go to our Flickr site:

The quiz was the end of conference event at the St Bride Library, London. It was co-hosted by Phil Baines and Paul Lawrence, and brought to you by Random: myself, Claire Mason and Becky Chilcott.

Random Typographic Pub Quiz at St Bride Library

Posted in Random Project by Type Tasting on April 7, 2009

We’re putting on the next Typo Pub Quiz as part of this year’s St Bride Library Conference. Our master plan to ensure that Phil Baines doesn’t win this year is to get him to co-host it (he cleans up on every type quiz going).

It’s type geek questions with a twist – lots of pop culture and vernacular so you need to have a life to answer half of the questions. Last year’s favourite round was “ask an 8-year-old”, there’s talk of reprieving this format but with inebriated + well-known typographers (but we’re not sure we have enough dosh to get them drunk).

All questions welcome – please send them to me. And of course put April 24th in the diary and come along…

Random Typography Pub Quiz

Random Typography Pub Quiz

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