Font fun at the V&A

This month’s Friday Late event at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum looks to a be a fascinating and fun opportunity to explore fonts, with talks from Jonathan Barnbrook and Comic Sans designer Vince Connare and a chance to dress up as a “human letter”…


The “what the font” event looks to “explore the secrets and charms that shape our much-loved fonts” through a series of talks and workshops.

Barnbrook will be giving a presentation called “What is the point of designing another font?” in which he will outline why he continues to draw typefaces.

Connare will be sharing his experience developing Comic Sans, which the V&A dubs “one of the most popular and despised typefaces in existence”.

There will also be a presentation by Colophon Foundry on its custom font for Castledown Primary School, a typographic workshop from Dalton Maag and an opportunity to dress up as a “human letter” as part of a typographic performance from designer Amandine Alessandra.

What the Font? is at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7, from 18.30-22.00 on 28 November. For more information visit

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