Project Type

It's exactly a month until the 2016 London Design Festival kicks off and as usual, our good friends at Better Letters have some real typographic treats lined up.

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LDF 2016 is fast-approaching, and one of the highlights is sure to be Adobe Creative Resident Craig Winslows' Light Capsules x Ghostsigns series of site-specific artworks. Created in partnership with Sam Roberts of Better Letters, the light-based pieces will bring the fading ghost signs of Bankside back to life after dark. Hailing from Portland Oregon, Craig's unique approach uses projection mapping, and is based on typographic analysis and reinterpretation of the letterforms found in these historic signs.

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As well as the various sites around the area, there's a chance to see more of Craig's work at a special event held on the Distillery Terrace of the Hilton Bankside. This forms the finale for Better Letters' special non-stop 'Lettering and Typography Day' on Wednesday 21 September – check out the fun-packed itinerary here.

Fans of the legendary Mike Meyer won't be disappointed, as he's back in town for two intensive hand lettering workshops on 17 and 18 September. Suitable for both complete beginners and those who would like to improve their brush skills, Mike's one-day workshops take place in the inspiring setting of Borough Market and are always extremely popular. Or, if you fancy something a little bit different, on 24 and 25 September Cheryl McLean will be hosting two one-day Introduction to Blackboard Art workshops at the Hilton Bankside.

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Better Letters has also compiled a handy typographic guide (and map) for this year's LDF, which includes Type Tasting (and Wine Tasting) events from Sarah Hyndman, and an interactive installation by Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan. Full details on this and the workshops can be found at betterletters.co.

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London Design Festival
17-25 September 2016

londondesignfestival.com