7 - 29 July 2016, 00:00
A manifesto is a public declaration of intent, an opportunity to put into words your hopes and dreams, your vision and plans.
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.
For this exhibition, Letter Exchange invited its 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.
In many ways, this exhibition can be seen as a manifesto for Letter Exchange: this is what they 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.