Students and staff from Graphic Design in the School of Visual Communication, BCU Faculty of Arts Design and Media, have designed and produced a set of posters celebrating the life and work of John Baskerville as an entrepreneur, designer, and craftsman. An eighteenth-century man of Birmingham, Baskerville had a significant influence on the development of typography and book design. The exhibition has been staged to coincide with the publication of John Baskerville: art and industry of the Enlightenment, edited by Caroline Archer-Parré and Malcolm Dick, the first scholarly appraisal of Baskerville’s work for more than forty years.
Alongside the display of posters will be an exhibition of material from the original designs of David Patten, creator of the sculptural tribute which stands between the Hall of Memory and Baskerville House.
The exhibition will be held on the ground floor of the Parkside Building, Birmingham City University, and will run from 1 November to 13 December 2017.
There is a Private View on Wednesday 8 November at 6pm. This is a free event, but booking is essential. Reserve your ticket here.