Presentation details
Lettering walk around Brighton

Phil Baines, Catherine Dixon

Sunday 16 September | 15:00 – 17:00
Location: A

Demonstration | Theme: Tour | Duration: 120 minutes

Brighton describes itself as 'England's loveliest and liveliest city by the sea'. The lettering to be found on the city's streets and buildings reflects its varied history and includes examples of Regency refinement, no-nonsense English vernacular, the Johnston/Gill tradition and seaside 'moderne'.

Tying together many of the ideas discussed during Saturday's track B, this walk, led by Phil Baines and Catherine Dixon, will show examples of all of these.

It will last approximately 2 hours.

Speaker details

Phil Baines Professor of Typography: UAL:Central Saint Martins | Designer & writer Phil Baines studio / Central Saint Martins | UK

Phil Baines is a freelance designer, writer, and Professor of Typography at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. Phil has worked as a freelance graphic designer for a variety of arts organisations and publishers since leaving the RCA in 1987.

He has worked together with Catherine Dixon on book designs for Phaidon Press; Laurence King; and for the award-winning Penguin Books Great Ideas series. They are frequent contributors to Eye; other writing includes the website publiclettering.org.uk and the book Signs: lettering in the environment (Laurence King 2003).

He has written two other books: Type & typography (with Andrew Haslam, 2nd edition, Laurence King 2005); and Penguin by design: a cover story 1935–2005 (Penguin 2005).

Catherine Dixon Senior Lecturer / Designer Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design / Catherine Dixon: Design & Writing | UK

Catherine Dixon is a designer who also teaches at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London. She writes regularly on typography and type design, curates the bi-annual letterpress conference at St Bride Library, London and co-authored with Phil Baines the book Signs: lettering in the environment (2003).

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