Wednesday, 12:46pm
27 October 2010

Just their type

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Graphic Design
Posters
Typography

Typographic posters go on display at Foyles in London

A new exhibition of typographic posters opens at Foyles Gallery today.

As part of the show, six celebrated type designers including Jon Barnbrook (above) and Erik Spiekermann (below) have created posters to coincide with the launch of Just My Type, a book of ‘stories about fonts’ by writer Simon Garfield. Their posters, black and red designs on white backgrounds, will be available to buy as limited edition silkscreen prints.

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Below: poster by Margaret Calvert, see ‘Britain’s signature’ in Eye 71.

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Below: poster by Eiichi Kono, designer of New Johnston (based on Edward Johnston’s original Underground Sans).

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Posters by Cyrus Highsmith (above), see ‘Space and rhythm’ in Eye 59, and Stephen Coles (below).

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Below: Simon Garfield’s Just My Type – look out for our review in Eye 78

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27 October > 19 November 2010
Just my type: A book and an exhibition about fonts
Foyles Bookshop
113-119 Charing Cross Road
London WC2H 0EB
www.foyles.co.uk
www.simongarfield.com

You can buy prints from etsy or the literary gift company.

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