Round + Round

TypoCircle is forty years old, and it's celebrating in style with a brand new identity created by Bruno Maag, NB and Studio Sutherl&, an impressive new book and an exhibition at Protein Studios in Shoreditch.

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Membership organisation TypoCircle was established in London in 1976 by Maggie Lewis, a typographer working in the advertising industry. Known initially as The Type Directors’ Club, London, 1988 saw a change of name to The Typographic Circle and a smart new logo by Peter Saville and Brett Wickens. Now it's celebrating hitting forty with a new name – TypoCircle – and a brand new identity, crafted by Bruno Maag and commissioned by Studios Sutherl& and NB.

The celebrations continue with a book and an exhibition at Protein Gallery which features a wall of posters, copies of the organisation's popular Circular magazine, badges and other TypoCircle ‘collectables’. The book is set to be a real collector's item, with a choice of covers, different-sized sections which are held together with a metal ring, printing by Gavin Martin Colournet and acres of luscious paper from GF Smith. Every TypoCircle talk has been announced with a specially designed poster and the biggest section of the book features forty of these. The book's middle section features spreads from Circular, and the smaller section features some of TypoCircle's many supporters and speakers.

You can purchase a copy at the exhibition, which runs until Sunday 23 October at Protein Gallery in Shoreditch.

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