Monday, 19 July 2010
The Type Set - St. Bride Library, May 27th 2010
Ultimately, the first day of the 'DIY Design' 2010 conference at wonderful St. Bride Type Library was notable for two things:
1) – the successful delivery of my partner Mette Ambeck's 1st Conference paper – entitled 'Cutting, sewing, scanning, printing – a personal design journey into publishing'
2) – a bizarro tale of the unexpected wherein she and I, along with three complete strangers we had never met before, WON the 'Type Quiz' that evening. This regular event was hosted and devised to a level of fiendish detail by the Grand Moff Tarkin of Type, Phil Baines (fellow traveller in the 1982 intake of St. Martins School of Art Graphic Design course and my old flatmate). None was more surprised than he.
We must have won though - Phil marked the paper personally.
How weird is that?
(Photo provided by Becky Chilcott - lovely screen-printed certificate by Sarah Hyndman.)