A series of workshops and lectures has been organised for anyone with an interest in typography and design.
The events have been organised by The Typographic Hub, part of the Birmingham Institute of Art & Design at Birmingham City University.
The Hub works to promote the history, theory and practice of typographic design through various events, research and publications.
Birmingham has a strong connection to type as the birthplace of 18th-century typographer and industrialist, John Baskerville.
Baskerville not only designed a typeface, which has become one of the world’s most widely used, he also experimented with font casting and setting and new types of papers and printing inks, making the city one of the world’s leading centres of print and design.
A sculpture in honour of Baskerville now stands in Centenary Square in the city centre.
The Baskerville Society, of which The Typographic Hub is a member, works to promote better understanding of typography and Baskerville’s contribution to print and design.
Speakers at the Type Talk events include leading London-based graphic designer and tyopgrapher Phil Baines (October 9) and type designer Freda Sack (November 6).
Graphic designer Sarah Hyndman, who is ‘curious about the psychology of typography’, is a guest speaker on December 11, 2014.
Ms Hyndman will share projects carried out by a range of people which reveal the typeface considered most ‘believable’ that type can make food more enjoyable and which typefaces look sweet or bitter.
On January 15, 2015, signwriter, gilder and restorer Joby Carter will talk about the resurgence of in interest in traditionally painted lettering.
For more information on the talks, which are open to the public, visit www.typographichub.org