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May 2019

The Wisdom of Fonts

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The British Library, 96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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£12

Designing Typefaces From the centuries-old Garamond to the 20th-century classic Helvetica We encounter hundreds of typefaces every day, from the centuries-old Garamond to the 20th-century classic Helvetica, and new designs are consistently introduced, reflecting changing tastes and needs. Leading designers Jonathan Barnbrook, Lara Captan and Jeremy Tankard talk to Catherine Dixon about their processes in a celebration of fonts. In association with Graphic Communication Design, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London At the Knowledge Centre of the British…

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Photofair – Special Edition

May 18 - May 19
King’s College London, Strand Campus
London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom
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A Photo London satellite event The Special Edition of The London Photograph Fair – an annual edited, boutique event – takes place at King's College London on the Strand, adjacent to Somerset House, on Saturday & Sunday  18th & 19th May 2019. This boutique event allows established international dealers specialising in vintage photographs and photo-books to present displays of their best vintage material. On view and for sale are unique and original works from the entire history of photography from the…

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Life in early modern Southwark

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge
London, SE1 9DA United Kingdom
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A day of talks about Edward Alleyn, Philip Henslowe and their world Southwark Cathedral celebrates some of the history associated with St Saviours, as the cathedral used to be known. Discover the lives of Philip Henslowe, manager of the Rose Theatre, and Edward Alleyn, famous actor and founder of Dulwich College which celebrates its 400th anniversary this year. The school set up by parisioners of St Saviours church is also being examined.   The Southwark Grammar Schools of St. Saviour…

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Papyrology

May 20 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
The British Library, 96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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Papyrology and the ancient world What is papyrology? What do papyrologists do? What does writing on papyri tell us about the ancient world? Join expert Jean-Luc Fournet for an insight into the world of papyri. Jean-Luc Fournet is an eminent French papyrologist. He was appointed professor at the Collège de France (Paris) in 2015. Prior to this Jean-Luc was a member of the Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale in Cairo, a researcher at the CNRS in Strasbourg, and professor at the…

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