Celebrate the 2nd annual Boston Design Week with all things type at BSA Space! Discover the art of lettering inspired by the exhibition StereoType: New directions in typography. From the urban signage that directs us where we need to go to the smartphone or tablets in our hands, type and text are an integral part of our daily lives. See artists and designers at work, and try your hand at new and traditional forms of text making via hands-on activities, including stenciling, stamping, letterpress, and more. At noon, join exhibition curator Judith Hoos Fox of c2 curatorsquared for a guided tour exploring the boldest experiments in typography today.
- Union Press: Eli Epstein will demonstrate letterpress with his table top press and will help you make your own poster to take home.
- The Write Scribe: The art of calligraphy will be presented by Lynda McNally who will demonstrate strokes and help you create a bookmark with your name.
- Best Dressed Signs: Sign painting by hand is alive and well in the Boston studio of Josh Luke who will demonstrate basic sign painting techniques and show some of the materials of the trade.
- Cambridge Typewriter: Tom Furrier will have a selection of typewriters on hand for you to try. He will also show the mechanics of a typewriter by exposing its interior.
- Jef Czekaj will read from his book in which it’s alphabet anarchy when X doesn’t like his place in the alphabet.
Hands-on letter-based activities will include stencils, stamping, collage and three-dimensional creating.
All activities are suitable for adults and children.