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Welcome to Type Factory, the leading museum for all things typographical.
We hope you enjoy your time at Type Factory, this leaflet will tell you where to start and what to see! But if you are struggling to find something or have a question to ask donâ€™t be afraid of asking any one of our type geeks youâ€™ll find walking around the museum.
Contents 1-2 Where to Start? 5-6 Quick Look 7-8 The Factory Floor! 11-15 Museum Maps 16-17 Future Events
Where to Start? The Type Factory offers a journey through the history of type, from it’s humble beginnings to the digital era we are currently living in. Beginning on Level 1 you can follow the rooms through history ending on the top fl oor where you can get to grips with the latest tech that is hitting the world of type. If you’re already a type master that can spot a comma in a bucket of apostrophes then here are some little puzzles to get you started!
What links the Moon, Domino’s Pizza & Lois Vuitton?
What links Apple, Walmart & The Bourne Identity?
The answers can be find within the museum so keep your eyes peeled!
Find out on Level 2 in: ‘The Age of the Sans Serif’
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Quick Look Desktop Publishing
A recent addition to the Type Factory is the exhibition on desktop publishing which is found on level 3. Desktop Publishing is a relatively recent addition to the scope of typography and design allowing anybodyu with a computer to write, design and publish books. When used skillfully, desktop publishing software can produce printed literature with attractive layouts and typographic quality comparable to traditional typography and printing. This technology allows individuals, businesses, and other organizations to self-publish a wide range of printed matterâ€”from menus and local newsletters to books, magazines, and newspapersâ€”without the sometimes-prohibitive expense of commercial printing.
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Get your fingers inky on the Factory Floor! The Factory Floor is the interactive level of the Type Factory! Here you can get to grips with letterpress, discover how offset lithographic printing works, design a typeface out of cake and try screen printing kittens! There is also a fully interactive touch screen wall for where you can write whatever you want in your favourite typeface in 30072pt! There is also daily workshops running covering all aspects of typography and print so pop down and see whatâ€™s on!
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The Digital W all
The Hand Dr awn Type Tree
Stencils, Stencils, Stencils
Lift & Stairs
Future Events We have a lot lined up for 2013! Some highlight that you should keep in your diary are: Slab Sheriff: An insight into the popular typefaces used in cowboy films and why we associate them. 14/02/13 - 13/04/13 James T Edmonson: A talk from the contemporary type designer and a lesson in how to design type. 02/05/13 - 02/07/13 Letter Purse: A collection of high fashion typefaces that are also used to sell products that are at the other end of the spectrum and how this works. 21/08/13 - 02/09/13
To keep up to date with all new exhibitions that will be featuring at the Type Factory go to: