As a matter of interest for readers that are lovers of design and design things, we have developed a walking tour to take in the sights and burn a few calories.
Tour 01 — Studio Pip and Co. Elwood type escape
A type tour taken by type designer Tobias Frere-Jones and Andrew on a hot January day over the new year‘s break in Melbourne in 2008.
Elwood is rich with an astounding variety of anonymously developed type design for those prepared to hunt it out. If you would like to take this tour, we suggest starting or finishing at Wimbledon Avenue, and leave out the Balaclava stretch. The tour will take approximately two hours. If one has the desire to wander off the route, do so, the samples at the f-o-r-t-y e-i-g-h-t presentation represent a small selection of what is on offer. Finally, it‘s an obvious yet important instruction — please be sure to respect the residents of the area by not trespassing on properties and respecting privacy.
In the next few months we will be assembling a group of type nuts to make sense of this work. We are planning to develop some form of printed survey and exhibition displaying the diversity of anonymous lettering design in and around Melbourne. If you would like further information please email us to join our data base for updates.
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