Monday, 12:30pm
28 November 2022

Join us for ‘Stories worth telling’

Buy your tickets for Type Tuesday on 6 December – with Jim Sutherland, Jahnavi Inniss and Richard Ardagh – and help raise money for St Bride

Stories worth telling

The next Type Tuesday (6 December 2022), our last of the year, has the title ‘Stories worth telling’ and it’s going to be terrific. We are very happy to welcome Jim Sutherland, will be discussing his designs for the Human Atlas projects, a collaborative work with the artist Marcus Lyon. See ‘Ten projects by Jim Sutherland’ (by Eye art director Simon Esterson) in Eye 101.

Cover of iDetroit, 2020.
Top image. Jim Sutherland (top left), Jahnavi Inniss and Richard Ardagh of New North Press.

Somos Brasil, 2017

Jim Sutherland (Studio Sutherl&) studied at Norwich School of Art and has worked with a multiplicity of clients, including the Natural History Museum, Prostate Cancer UK, Welsh National Opera, Start-rite shoes and the Royal Mail (more than 50 stamps to date). He is vice chair of The Typographic Circle.

Spread from Somos Brasil, 2017, the first in the Human Atlas series of books by artist and photographer Marcus Lyon, art directed by Jim Sutherland. Designer: Alice Tosey.

Spread from Somos Brasil, 2017

Jahnavi Inniss is an award-winning designer and creative producer. Her practice is focused on dismantling single narratives and providing representation and empowerment for the Black British community, documenting history through a critical lens.

In her talk, Inniss will discuss her artwork Black British History 1729-1875 (a billboard version above was featured on the cover of Eye 103), which spotlights many of the forgotten names from this period that have been lost to collective memory. See ‘Reclaim their names’ on the Eye blog.

Black British History 1729-1875 quilt by Jahnavi Inniss, exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery in 2020, which includes names of significant Black Britons including Ignatius Sancho and circus owner Pablo Fanque.

Black British History 1729-1875, 2020

Black British History 1729-1875 by Jahnavi Inniss, 2020. Part of the Black Outdoor Art (BOA) initiative founded by Greg Bunbury, this billboard featured on the cover of Eye 103. Photograph by Inniss.

Black Outdoor Art

And Richard Ardagh, a partner in New North Press with Graham Bignell, will be talking about his letterpress workshops and the ‘Reverting to Type’ exhibition he co-curated at the height of the pandemic (see Eye 101). The exhibition featured letterpress protest posters, showcasing 200 artworks from presses in seventeen countries, collaborating with lesser-heard voices to champion urgent causes.

‘Reverting to Type 2020: Protest Posters’, Standpoint Gallery, London. Curated by Richard Ardagh and Graham Bignell (who run New North Press with Beatrice Bless). Photo: Alice Doušová.

Reverting to Type 202

The exhibition catalogue to ‘Reverting to Type 2020: Protest posters’ was designed by Richard Ardagh Studio and folded like a map. It was published alongside Long Primer; a booklet of essays and interviews with the poster-makers in the show.

Reverting to Type 2020, Protest Posters

As always, Type Tuesday takes place at St Bride Library. Mark your diaries now with Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the Bridewell Hall, St Bride Foundation, Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 8EQ. The talks are from 7-9.30pm, doors open 6.30pm, and there will be a bar and a chance to buy bargain back issues of Eye. You can book tickets here, via Billetto. (Tickets cost £12.50, £10 SBF members / concessions, £8 students. All ticket revenue goes to support the St Bride Foundation).

Stories worth telling

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