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RUTH ROWLAND: TYPE TASTING AT THE V & A MUSEUM

August 28, 2013

Ruth Rowland has an opportunity to get hands-on at “Type Tasting,” part of the London Design Festival at the Victoria & Albert Museum.  The exhibition and drop-in workshops are open to everyone with a love of letterforms.

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“We had to choose a word that described London,” Ruth explains. “I was drawn to the word 'expressive' as it reflects what I love most about London - its dynamic, ever-changing cultural scene. In addition, it's a term often used to describe the loose, gestural nature of much of my work.”

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Ruth’s mark making tools can vary from the beautifully hand crafted ruling pen used here, to a piece of old stick from the garden. Pens and brushes are the tools of the trade; each one has its own distinctive characteristics. 

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Things can get messy: the studio looked like an explosion in an ink factory after a morning working on the project. If you'd like to see Ruth in action, she’ll be helping out at the workshops on the 14th and 15th September. So if you’re in London, roll up your sleeves and get over to the V & A!

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