Fraser Muggeridge’s abstract alphabet

Running until the end of November, an exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery showcases an “abstract alphabet” created by designer Fraser Muggeridge and pupils at Welling School.

Installation view at Whitechapel Gallery

Source: Richard Eaton

Installation view at Whitechapel Gallery

The Mimeographica Alphabetica show aims to investigate typography and manual printing.

For the show, Muggeridge worked with the pupils to create an alphabet designed by overlaying and duplicating stencils. The Gallery says the project is an attempt to “find out what happens when an obsolete technology becomes a creative tool in designing letterforms”.

Detail from the abstract alphabet

Source: Richard Eaton

Detail from the abstract alphabet

Also going on display as part of the exhibition are materials from Muggeridge’s collection of design tools, including vintage stencil lettering sets and manuals and two mimeograph manual printing machines.

There are also two talks, on 30 October, involving Muggeridge and designer Eric Kindel. Tickets can be bought here.

Installation view at Whitechapel Gallery

Source: Richard Eaton

Installation view at Whitechapel Gallery

Fraser Muggeridge: Mimeographica Alphabetica, runs until 30 November at Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1.

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