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Typography Exhibition - Littlehampton Museum

Museum typography exhibition

Littlehampton Museum – Typography Exhibition

Saturday 18th January – Saturday 27th June 2020

Typography surrounds us in our everyday modern world and the design and beauty of typography is often forgotten or taken for granted. In this new exhibition Littlehampton Museum are celebrating the beauty of typographical prints featured on a range of historical objects from their collection.

From posters to packaging, from letterheads to tickets all the objects in the exhibition have been chosen from the Museum’s stored collection, some have never been on display before. The exhibition came to life as a result of the Collections Documentation Project, a 2-year long project which aims to produce a digitised inventory of the Museum’s collections. The process of this project has allowed the Museum team to bring to light many objects which otherwise might have remained hidden in the archives.

The items in this exhibition all reflect the fashions of the time they were created, from the elegant flourishes of Victorian letterheads, to the bold, graphic theatre posters from the 1970s. Indeed this display not only offers a visual feast, but also gives a potted history of Littlehampton as a town, and of the many businesses, events and special occasions that have taken place here.

“It’s wonderful to see so many items from the Museum stores being put on display” says Cllr Billy Blanchard-Cooper, Chair of Littlehampton Town Council’s Community Resources Committee. “I am delighted that indirectly as a result of the document project this exhibition has been possible and hope that as the work continues our wonderful museum will be able to continue to share many of its hidden wonders. The exhibition is a wonderful display of Littlehampton’s history, and a celebration of incredible design.” 

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