A Sussex village has given itself over to become a village of type. Ditchling, home of the Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, is celebrating 100 years of Edward Johnson’s iconic typeface created for the London Underground by painting huge, beautiful letters spelling out T Y P E on buildings through the village.
“The evolution of this single typeface, its importance and continuing legacy are examined through four exhibitions, a programme of workshops, lectures, residencies, events and live-printing activities in Ditchling, Brighton, London and beyond. The Village of Type programme brings to life the excitement and beauty of lettering, typography and letterpress print through a dynamic and theatrical season of events for type-nerds, families or those just interested in stunning design from the last hundred years to the present day.” -Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft.
Go to the Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft website to find out more about the village of type as well as the other events including Interrobang– an exhibition of letterpress printing, a pop-up letterpress studio in an tube carriage on Brighton beach and printing big scale with a vintage steam roller!
Photo credit: Nathaniel Hepburn, Director of Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft. Check out his lovely, type heavy Instagram account.