On Saturday 7th June Ben Waddington will be leading this 90 minute tour of type and lettering locations around the city. The purpose is to illustrate the various uses of lettering over the years – from civic monuments to pub signs – and how effective these are. The history of the city can be told via its changing lettering from the earliest printed material, through Victorian moulded terracotta industrial signs to the modern era of non-typophile DIY efforts. The walk is intended to encourage debate on our relationships with lettering and to further hone the group’s observation skills.
Birmingham is, of course, home to the Baskerville face and much more!