Peter Blake at the De La Warr Pavilion.
Blake has personally curated Alphabets, Letters and Numbers to showcase three series of editions: Alphabet (1991) a 26 piece series of silk screen prints with a print for each letter of the alphabet - I is for Idols ("a collage of screen legends, artists and musicians"), An Alphabet (2007) a series of found ephemera, illustration and handwritting collages - one for each letter of the alphabet. , and Appropriated Alphabets (2013) a series consisting of 12 individually collated alphabets.
"Throughout his long and prestigious career Blake has created several series of works based around the alphabet related to his enduring interest in childhood innocence and nostalgia, and Victorian and Edwardian graphic illustration. Using vintage cards, magazines, books and other found ephemera, he assembles collages that are at once whimsical, humorous and fascinating. He began using found letters and commercial lettering in the 1950s and, as a young artist, allied himself with decorators, sign painters and commercial artists."
The exhibition is free and runs until Sunday 27 November 2016. You know it's also the rule when you visit the De La Warr that you have to have a cream tea sat out on the terrace!
Mon 10 Oct 2016
Posted under: Design , Typography , Ephemera , Prints , Things to buy , Illustration , Exhibition , Found typography
More fabulous lettering and typography snapped in the wild over the last year.
Have a look through the rest of our Found Type here.
Thu 07 Jan 2016
Posted under: Design , Typography , Inspiration , Found typography , lettering
It's been a while since I've posted up some random type loveliness snapped in the wild.
These delightful specimens were spotted at Goodwood Revival 2014 in some of the vintage garage displays.
Tue 01 Sep 2015
Posted under: Design , Typography , Found typography , lettering
More fabulous auto lettering and emblems.
Show season is upon us again so the auto type will be coming thick and fast over the next few months.
In this lovely bunch we have some 1940s and 1950s Americana alongside some very rare German loveliness. If only they all belonged to me!
You can see our ever-growing collection of Auto Type here.
Tue 10 Jun 2014
Posted under: Typography , Found typography , automobilia , lettering
Type Hunting have a great selection of type and lettering images on their Tumblr. Some very good mid-week inspiration.
Makes me think I should pull all my found type images together and create a Found Type Tumblr. Watch this space!
Wed 28 Aug 2013
Posted under: Typography , Found typography , lettering
Thu 13 Jun 2013
Posted under: Typography , signage , Found typography
Tue 22 Feb 2011
Posted under: Design , Funny , Ephemera , Found typography
Mon 16 Aug 2010
Posted under: Typography , Delicious things , Found typography
Wed 07 Jul 2010
Posted under: Design , Typography , signage , Found typography
Fri 11 Dec 2009
Posted under: Photography , signage , Found typography
Mon 28 Sep 2009
Posted under: Design , Found typography
Thu 21 May 2009
Posted under: Photography , Found typography , automobilia
Fri 16 Jan 2009
Posted under: Design , Typography , Inspiration , Found typography
Tue 26 Aug 2008
Posted under: Design , Typography , Found typography , automobilia
Mon 30 Jun 2008
Posted under: Design , signage , Found typography
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