A day out at Ditchling museum to see Elizabeth freilander exhibition before end of April ... @museumartcraft and it was just what I needed and a beautiful day full of spring @besidetheseasidebesidethesea thought of you seeing this! #ditchlingmuseum
Enjoyed enormously discovering the graphic work of the remarkable Elizabeth Friedlander at the Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft. This is one the patterns done for Methuen in the 50s. A delightful museum of Gill and associates too.
SLLA April’s social evening on 24th April
Katharine Meynell will be speaking about the artist, designer, typographer and calligrapher Elizabeth Friedlander (1903-1984), currently the subject of an exhibition at Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft. She designed the Bauer Type Foundry typeface ‘Elizabeth’, wallpapers for Sanderson but her most recognisable works are probably the book covers for Penguin.
Katharine Meynell is the granddaughter of Francis Meynell and the curator of the exhibition. #penguinbooks#bookcoverdesign#eveningtalks#socialevenings#slla#elizabethfriedlander#ditchlingmuseum#stbridefoundation
Today was the first session of the 12 month natural dyeing course that is taking place at @museumartcraft with Jenny Dean - It was great to meet the rest of the team who I’ll be working alongside over the next year and amazing to hear everyone’s backgrounds/ skills. A great introductory session to natural dyeing from the very passionate & knowledgeable Jenny Dean ✨
If you can be in the neighbourhood of the Ditchling Museum this Thursday, Kate Meynell will give a tour of the Friedlander exhibition she has curated before Pauline Packer, author of New Borders, the working life of Elizabeth Friedlander, gives her talk. And there will be a keepsake! Love those st ligatures! Tickets essential to get in. #ditchlingmuseum
Went to the @museumartcraft today and took advantage of the warmest outdoor sun I've felt on my skin all year!
Ditchling, the Sussex village where it is situated is famed for an historical community of arts & craft people. Eric Gill, (who in recent years has been exposed as being well-dodgy), worked here for some years in a guild of makers. You can see some of his rather exquisite drawings, typography, and sculptures alongside other artists, textile weavers, typographers and silversmiths in this beautifully designed museum.
I also learnt that his elegant 'Gill Sans' font which is still used everywhere, was a redrawing of Edward Johnston's original underground font shown here as an enamel sign and these fab wooden carvings.