A manifesto is a public declaration of intent, an opportunity to put into words your hopes and dreams. It’s a way to encourage support for your ideas, to influence others and inspire support for your point of view. Whether political, artistic, or religious, manifestos have been the source of some of the most important, influential, and thought-provoking concepts in history.
When and where?
The latest exhibition planned to grace the Parkside Gallery, Hopes + Dreams: Statements of Intent Explored starts on 11 January and runs until 12 February 2016 (9am – 7pm). Letter Exchange invited our members to submit works based around the theme of manifestos. The broad brief allowed participants to explore this rich and diverse catalogue of texts to discover phrases and passages that resonate with them or indeed inspire them to create their own.
Words in the exhibition
As a result, the words in the exhibition are eclectic and diverse, in turns enigmatic, obscure, uplifting and inspirational. The exhibits demonstrate an innate understanding of letterforms and are executed with the technical skill that underpins the commitment of Letter Exchange members to the very best in the lettering arts.
In many ways, this exhibition can be seen as our manifesto, this is what we are about. The best practitioners of contemporary fine lettering producing new and challenging works, experimenting with materials and techniques to deliver thoughts and ideas in ways that will stand out and be memorable.
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