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LX lecture: David Quay, type designer

An overview of a career in lettering and type spanning years at ITC to the founding of The Foundry entitled ‘Letters in a changing world’
When Oct 15, 2014 from 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Where GB

The Art Workers’ Guild
London WC1N 3AT

Wednesday 15 October
Lecture starts at 6.30pm prompt
Entrance on the door: members £7, non-members £10, students £5

Letters in a changing world

Letters and the way they are viewed have changed over the past 50 years. David Quay’s approach to letters has also changed from pencil to computer, from calligraphy to type design. He will show how he started at drawing letters when he was 10 and the challenge that type designers faces today in a commercial world. After a spell of designing typefaces for ITC, he set up The Foundry with Freda Sack to design, manufacture and licence their exclusive typefaces. They also created many well-known bespoke fonts, for clients such as NatWest. David Quay was one of the founder members of Letter Exchange, and its chairman for many years. He is a Fellow of the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) and currently lives in Amsterdam.

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