Last night I went to the European première of Linotype: the Film at the Victoria House Basement in London and as part of the premiere there was also a superb exhibition — GF Smith’s and Monotype’s Beauty in the making. I really enjoyed the laid-back and well-humoured spirit of Doug Wilson’s film, and was equally amazed by the material from the exhibition, specially Eric Gill’s original drawings for Gill Sans and Gill Sans Kayo, from the first half of last century. The other thing that grabbed my attention was the exhibition stands, signage and labels: they were made mostly of piles of paper with their first sheet on top folded and revealing the information needed.
Today is the last day of the exhibition, so if you are reading this in London, don’t hesitate to go to Victoria House in Holborn to check it out!
Beauty in the making
Celebrating artistry in creative processes
23—27 April 2012
Victoria House Basement
Unit 6, 37-63 Southampton Row
London WC1B 4DA