Thu, 07 Oct|
The Margate School
Resorting to Type — Public Lecture
Justin Burns will be rounding up his exhibition with a public lecture on the subject of lettering and typography by the seaside.
Time & Location
07 Oct 2021, 17:00 – 18:00
The Margate School, 31-33 High St, Margate CT9 1DX, UK
About the Event
Lettering, typography and its relationship to architecture and place – if sometimes misunderstood and
under-valued – has been fundamental to the identity and formation of British resorts. In assessing the
origins of the typographic landscape on the seafront, piers, theatres, and theme parks, we can observe
nineteenth-century vernacular sources within the environment. During this period, industrialisation had a
significant impact on commercial printing, with the advent of new bolder letterforms and typefaces to
communicate to the masses. Our experience of the seaside is informed by the multi-faceted discipline of
graphic design, long used by resorts to identify and promote.