Irish Modernisms: Design Workshops
Laura Nelson will deliver two typography workshops in response to the typography and text featured in modernist.ie. This is a Public Programme event for the Irish Modernisms exhibition.
Thursday 15 July 2021, 6pm–8pm, *Fully Booked
Thursday 19 August 2021, 6pm–8pm, *Bookings for this event have now closed
Working alongside Laura in an online workshop, participants will learn how to create their own piece of type. They will layout and draw a Clarendon 'M' during the session. This typeface is used on the front of shops and high street businesses across Ireland and the UK. The font also fits into the Modernist era and is a central font for sign painters.
Participants will draw an M for Modernism and include imagery such as the Shamrock and Bridget's Cross found through the research of Co-Curator Matt Retallick. Participants will look at Irish holiday posters depicting maps and modes of transport in Ireland from modernist.ie. Laura will look at this in relation to our current day situation in keeping holiday plans confined to this island. There will be a discussion of the Clarendon alphabet and its significance within Irish Modernism and sign-painting.
This is an online event, suitable for ages 18 and over and will take place via Zoom. For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laura Nelson is a Belfast based artist and sign-painter, specialising in hand-lettering and typographic exploration.
Images L - R: Laura Nelson, photo by Neal Campbell; Participants will learn to lay out a Clarendon M in the session; Laura Nelson, 'It's not me it's you'. Photography by Leo Boyd; Laura Nelson artist and sign painter Photography by Neal Campbell; Materials packs are supplied to each participant; Laura Nelson, 'Seen Better Days' series. Photography by Neal Campbell; Laura Nelson, 'Be'. Photography by Leo Boyd; Laura Nelson, photo by Hannah Smith