Type through time at The Museum of London
I’ve been meaning to go to The Museum of London for ages and I recently got round to going. Half way round I started notice lots of interesting type (not surprising that this was in the gallery called ‘Modern London 1670s-1850s: Expanding City’, with walls of bill posters, packaging and newspapers). Anyway I started snapping all these interesting letter forms as best I could with my camera phone in the museum light, and thought they would make a good blog post, I hope you enjoy them.
The museum is great incidentally. It covers the whole of London history from 450,000BC, through the Romans, black death, fire, war, Shakespeare, Victorians, swinging 60s – you name it it’s there. In conclusion, I think I would like to live in Roman London for a bit, then skip straight to 1960, the bit in between seems a bit too full of death and disease for me!