Letterer and alphabetician David Kindersley in his workshop.

Letterer and alphabetician David Kindersley in his workshop.

A new exhibition on the art of typography opens this week at the Kettle's Yard Gallery.

Entitled "ABCDavidKindersley: A life of letters", it features the work of David Kindersley (1915-1995), founder of the Cardozo Kindersley workshop in central Cambridge.

Kindersley was considered an outstanding and innovative letterer and alphabetician. His achievements included such major architectural commissions as the gates to the new British Library, and much of his stone-cutting and street-signage work remains a familiar part of the Cambridge cityscape.

The exhibition, which runs from Saturday 6 May until Sunday 25 June, promises a feast of some of Kindersley's finest and most inventive inscriptions in stone and on paper.

Kindersley was committed to the application of new computer typesetting technologies as well as to traditional workshop practices. Visitors to the exhibition will be given the opportunity for hands-on experimentation in lettering, using both traditional craft techniques and specially devised computer programmes.

Admission is free, and the gallery is open 11:30-17:00, Tuesdays-Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays.

The exhibition is supported by The Crafts Council and sponsored by Imagination.

Further information:
Kettle's Yard home page

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