Gill Walk – a midsummer evening's walk round the Cambridge stonecutting of Eric Gill
Friday, 28th June 2013 at 7pm - 9pm
Location:Start outside Porters' Lodge, Newnham College main entrance, Sidgwick Street
This event is in the past.
Come along to this unique opportunity to enjoy the superb work by Eric Gill, creative (and controversial) colossus of prewar UK letter design, drawing, printmaking and stonecarving. The entertaining and excellent Geoff Green will be guiding us round the byways of this fair city to squirrel out some very fine examples of Gill's art. And we'll be enjoying a well-deserved drink in the Pickerell afterwards.
You don't have to be a type or stonecarving buff – leave your iPad to recharge, come along, enjoy these beautiful things and the good company.
Geoff Green is former Chief Designer at CUP. He has designed many beautiful books for some of world's leading publishers, museums and galleries.
Special gift: each person on the walk will receive an achingly beautiful letterpress-printed keepsake about and in Gill's own typefaces. It has been written for this event by Will Hill, Deputy Head of Cambridge School of Art, ARU, and author of several books on typography. The wonder-working Muttons & Nuts studio in Ely have generously designed, typeset and printed something very lovely indeed.
All this is free for CAMPUS members, but please book early, because numbers are limited to 20, and quite a few places are already taken.
Just in case you're wondering, I forgot to put an RSVP button on last time, so people have mostly booked direct via e-mail to me. This is now (for speed) the best route. There are (currently) a further 15 people booked up, as well as the two mentioned here.