Digesting Design

London Design Festival : Typographica Exhibition

Posted in Exhibitions by Paul on September 19, 2009




The annual London Design Festival officially opens today, but a few of the events have already opened up for visitors including the Typographica exhibition held at the Kemistry Gallery. If you don’t know already, Typographica was an eponymous groundbreaking and now legendary graphic design journal, which ran from 1949 to 1967. The exhibition is curated by Rick Poynor and by Mafalda Spencer, the daughter of Typographica’s founder, Herbert Spencer.

On display at the exhibition were large scale spreads detailing the journal’s content as well a series of full magazines on display. Some great vintage typographical design featured throughout the exhibition and even though the Kemistry Gallery is a small one, Typographica is definitely worth a visit in my opinion. It runs until the 31st of October so go check it out. The exhibition can be found online here. I have lots more London Design Festival events, exhibitions and a workshop scheduled in for the next week, so make sure to check back here for updates and check out the Design Festival’s website below for some really exciting events happening all around London.




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  1. hblikethepencil said, on October 1, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Can’t wait to see this! But it isn’t curated by Herbert Spencer (he’s not with us anymore), but by his daughter Mafalda Spencer.

  2. Paul said, on October 2, 2009 at 11:06 am

    Ah sorry my mistake – updated on the post. Thanks.

  3. […] Paul Jenkins digests the Typographica exhibition at Kemistry Gallery, mentioned here a few posts ago. […]

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