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The House of Caslon: Come and Join The Lunatics*

Date:2010-03-31 22:15:37| News|Browse: 2|Source: The FontFeed|Author: Yves Peters
IntroductionFollowing the success of Baskerville: The Animated Movie, Type is

Following the success of Baskerville: The Animated Movie, Type is once again collaborating with the Birmingham Institute of Art & Design at Birmingham City University on the production of a new project: The House of Caslon. This is a short animation about the life, work and influences of another of the region's typographic alumni: William Calson I, who was born in Cradley in 1692.

Production on the animation has now commenced and type is looking for typographers, lettering artists, calligraphers, cartoonists, illustrators, musicians and any other creatives who would like to participate in a day of filming. Artists will be recorded whilst creating work of their choosing which has been produced in celebration of Caslon the man or the typeface.

* Caslon started monthly concerts from his home, which, for the convenience of this friends that they might walk home safely when the performance was over, were on that Thursday in the month which was nearest the full moon; from which circumstance his guests were wont humorously to call themselves lunatics.

Men at work in the Caslon foundry

Filming is scheduled for Wednesday 21 April 2010, and will take place

at the

Birmingham Institute of Art & Design

Corporation Street

Gosta Green

Birmingham B4 7DX.

The day will commence at 10:00 am.

If you are unable to make the event, don't worry. You can still take part in the project by sending us your contributions either by post or email. If you would like to join in the fun and see your work on the silver screen, or if you would like more information on how to take part then please contact either Caroline Archer or David Osbaldestin.

Type's previous animated project: Baskerville, The Animated Movie

You can be kept right up-to-date with Type news by following

@typetweets on Twitter.

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