Programme 2018

Tuesday 16th January – Sam Roberts – ‘Ghostsigns: The Fading Remains of Advertising Past’

Slogans and advertising campaigns of old can be found whispering from walls around the world.  These painted signs are gradually fading but are far from gone.  Researcher, writer and archivist Sam Roberts has been documenting them for the last 11 years, and leads two popular walking tours in London focused on these ‘ghost’ signs.  In this richly illustrated talk he will share some of his work, his fascination for the signs, and what the future may hold for them.

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Workshop Saturday 17th February – Cufos 10.00am – 4.00pm –  Tutor  Nicola Dunn – Title  ‘ Fun Foam Printing ‘

Nicola is back to offer us another fun workshop creating letters and images cut from foam, you will create your own designs and have fun printing cards and creating new textures and words…

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Tuesday 20th February – A practical evening with Simon Sonsino

Simon Sonsino is a calligrapher, textual artist and author who specialises in abstract expressionist art using calligraphy and all aspects of letterform.

This evening he will be demonstrating some of his techniques and inviting us to take part in a set of exercises creating textual marks and backgrounds with different writing tools and objects.

Please bring along some sort of table covering (newspaper is fine), kitchen roll, pencil, scissors, masking tape and an empty fizzy drinks can (cleaned out, obviously!)  Also bring your own kit to experiment with if you would like to.

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Tuesday 20th March – A talk by Pip Hall – Lettercarver

Pip Hall studied typography and graphics at Reading University.  She lives on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and is one of the country’s leading lettercarvers.  Her work includes architectural lettering, commemorative and celebratory garden sculpture and relief carving.  She also teaches short lettercarving courses.  As well as carving in stone she produces designs in lino for book illustration and wallpaper.

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Meetings and Workshops are held at The Cufos Centre, Top of The Avenue, London N10 2QE

Doors open 7.30pm – meetings start 7.45pm.       Entrance payable at door: non-members £4.00              Free entry for NLLA & SLLA members.

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