Show me your type: London

Posted on August 30, 2013 by Toothpicker There have been 0 comments

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The Granary building, home to Central St Marins' new campus


For those of us who have lived in London long enough would remember what Kings Cross used to be like: seedy! Now after much investment has been poured into the area, it is barely recognisable especially north of Kings Cross and St Pancras stations.

Not far from the Regent's canal is the Granary building, which has been restored by Stanton Williams Architects and is now the new home of Central St Martin's College. Currently, there is a typographic exhibition in the atrium of this site, Show me your type.


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Show me your type is a project about typography and cities, providing a creative platform for designers to showcase their talents and explore cities from a different perspective. Designers can submit the typographical representation of a city via their website, so far they have already visited New York, Moscow, Barcelona, Hong Kong, Berlin and Istanbul etc.


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Here in London, 80 posters have been selected and being displayed behind some large windows in an a vast and spacious space. Not surprisingly, the most common colour combination is blue, white and red, with some very British visual motifs including Big Ben, the Queen and the double decker bus. Although there are many interesting work ( I especially like the different shades of pantone grey by Dina El Khouri), many are also quite predictable and not as 'adventurous' as they could be.

The website is now accepting animated GIFS for their next city, Tokyo, which sounds quite exciting. Can't wait to see the results of that!


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Show Us Your Type will exhibit in the atrium windows of Central Saint Martins Granary Building at 1 Granary Square, N1C 4AA until 12 September. Free admission.


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