Advisor to the Project and Exhibition - Farset Feirste – A Typeface for Belfast

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Belfast’s historic tiled street signage is immediately familiar to the city’s residents and visitors alike. These were riginally hand-made with poured clays as white capitals on black tiles during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and commissioned by the Belfast The exhibition traces how John McMillan, Emeritus Professor of Graphic Design at Ulster University and a Belfast resident, took the lettering and developed it into a functioning typeface then translated this into a corresponding Gaelic type-form that would afford bilingual usage and a shared ownership by our citizens. Dr Art Hughes provided advice on the design of the Gaelic font.
Period2 May 201925 May 2019
Event titleFarset Feirste – A Typeface for Belfast
Event typeExhibition
LocationBelfast, Northern IrelandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionLocal