Now Open: The Grand Exhibition of the Pre-Vinylite Society


Three Coffins by Joby Carter, Carter’s Steam Fair

The Grand Exhibition of the Pre-Vinylite Society is now showing for four days at the Bargehouse, behind the OXO Tower on London’s South Bank. Visitors can take in the c.30 pieces from an international cast of contemporary sign and lettering artists, each inspired by entries in the catalogue of the 1762 Grand Exhibition of the Society of Sign Painters. Below are four more pieces from the exhibition, curated by Meredith Kasabian of the Pre-Vinylite Society, which includes the above three (actual!) coffins decorated by showman and fairground artist Joby Carter.

The exhibition is open 11am-6pm 16-18 August, and 11am-4pm on 19 August, and is part of Letterheads 2018: London Calling which also features other free activities including a glowing alphabet peep show (kid friendly!), film screening room, and opportunities to get involved through live screen printing demonstrations and ‘type tastings‘. Visit the dedicated London Letterheads website for full details.

A Man in His Element by Dan Luckin, Dan’s Hand Painted Signs

An Half Moon by Jakob Engberg, Copenhagen Signs

The Good Woman by Shelby Rodeffer, Finer Signs

A Man Loaded with Mischief by Hana Sunny Whaler

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