LX lecture – Mark Ovenden

15 Nov 2017

The Art Workers’ Guild, London

Mark Ovenden is a design historian, author, presenter, broadcaster and lecturer. He is an expert on public transport maps, lettering and design and has toured the world delivering talks, visiting transit systems, studying corporate identity, typography and way-finding.

In this talk, Mark will discuss his recent book Johnston and Gill: Very British Types about the originators of two of the world’s most enduring typefaces. Johnston still stands as London’s primary wayfinding lettering, while Gill Sans is the type of choice within many public and private organisations across the UK today. This book celebrates their significant contribution to Britain’s visual culture and traces the story of each typeface from inception to the present day.

Entrance on the door: members £7, non-members £10, students £5

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