SSI Lay Members Day

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GLA was part of the SSI Lay Members’ Day in the Strand, London 11 May 2019. We took work representing nine of our workshops over the past 18 months and a range of work on theatres or maps done during recent term-time classes with Josie. Our stall was manned by Jean Chamberlain, Sue Hodgkinson and Anne-Marie Delaney. We were delighted to talk with other calligraphers about the variety of our work, our tutors and so on. Among the demonstrators was our own David Simons with his beautiful copperplate and flourishing. We also heard a really entertaining lecture by design historian, author, TV presenter and broadcaster, Mark Ovenden – looking at the work of Edward Johnston and Eric Gill. Who knew that 100 years on their typefaces would still be such a part of our daily lives – on all manner of packaging or adverts and of course the London Transport signage.