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Exhibition : 26 Words

An exhibition at Anglia Ruskin University of the collaborative Letter Exchange project 26 Words, Exploring the DNA of language, where 26 writers were paired with 26 lettering artists to bring verbal and visual life to an eclectic selection of words.
What Calligraphy, Lettering
When Nov 27, 2014 10:00 AM to Jan 17, 2015 04:30 PM

Ruskin Gallery Balcony,
Anglia Ruskin University
East Road - Cambridge

CB1 1PT 

Opening times:
Thursday 27 November 2014 to Saturday 17 January 2015 
(closed 20 December – 3 January)
Monday to Saturday, 10.00am – 4.30pm

For more information about Letter Exchange events see here.

This exhibition brings together two creative groups to explore the verbal and visual representation of language. Writers from 26 and lettering artists from Letter Exchange have collaborated to bring to life an eclectic selection of words. The works on show are as varied as the imaginations of the writers and artists involved: in turns thought-provoking, profound, exciting and exuberant.

Writers were paired with visual artists to form 26 collaborative partnerships. Each pair randomly chose a word to represent each letter of the alphabet, by inserting a knife in a dictionary. The result was an extraordinary collection of words from acidulate to zaffre. It’s been an exhilarating and enlightening journey in words, exploring their power to inspire our imaginations. Along the way many serendipitous discoveries have been made, leading to beautiful words and exciting visual interpretations in two and three dimensions.

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