Type Tuesday: All the fonts of the fair

28 November 2023

St Bride Foundation, Tuesday 28 November 2023 in the Bridewell Hall 7-9.30pm

There will be a bar and a stall at which you can buy bargain back issues of Eye, plus the latest edition – Eye 105. Tickets £13, £11 members/concessions, £8.5 students

Book tickets HERE

Eye magazine hosts another of its popular Type Tuesday evening events with a focus on signwriting with Joby Carter. Growing up on Carters Steam Fair, the beautiful vintage travelling funfair, Joby was fascinated by the paintwork on the rides. He pestered signpainter Stan Wilkinson to teach him in the proper tradition of signwriting who had, himself been taught by a master signwriter who in turn had learnt in the same way going back to the 19th century.

Joby now runs signwriting and fairground art courses at the Carters Steam Fair Yard in Maidenhead. You can find out more here.

All the Fonts of the Fair, Joby's latest book, will be available to buy on the night

Find out more in Joby's book Signwriting: Tips, Trick and Inspiration which is an entertaining and immersive guide to the wonderful world of traditional signwriting and fairground art, from the unique perspective of Joby Carter of Carters Steam Fair.

Read a review of Joby's book Signwriting Tips, Tricks & Inspiration in Eye 102.

All proceeds go to support St Bride Foundation.

Ticket is non-refundable, however you are welcome to offer your ticket to another person. Please contact [email protected] to change the name of your booking at least 7 days prior to the event date.