20 September 2014
Ditchling’s elegantly revamped museum places Eric Gill in the everyday context of extraordinary craftspeople
The small Sussex village of Ditchling, near the South Coast of England, was in 1907 already something of a haven for a growing arts and crafts community when Eric Gill moved there with his expanding family, writes Catherine Dixon.
7 November 2012
The current vogue for letterpress is more than mere retro-nostalgia, writes Catherine Dixon in the run-up to Friday’s St Bride conference.
Letterpress is everywhere, writes Catherine Dixon (co-organiser of ‘Letterpress: Something to Say’).
25 May 2012
Dutch conference looks at the potential of design to address social problems
What design can do! (WDCD) was a two-day conference, held earlier this month in Amsterdam, that sought to gather together international design professionals from all disciplines – including architecture, product design, fashion, graphics, etc. – with a view to setting out a new vision for design practice, writes Catherine Dixon.
23 January 2012
Quirky ligatures and swash characters: serifs are the new sans
Are we living in a golden age of type? This is a time of consolidation. Established foundries are revisiting libraries that were perhaps hastily digitised in the early rush prompted by postscript, and releasing OpenType versions wrote Catherine Dixon in Eye 71.
5 November 2011
A week before a one-day event at the St Bride Foundation in London, a survey of recent activities which explore the enduring relevance of letterpress.
Letterpress is everywhere. First, it was a boutique fashion of designer-types. Now it’s in John Lewis, writes Catherine Dixon.