Emery Walker was a leading light of the Arts and Crafts movement and a typographer whose work advanced the techniques of printing and book illustration at the beginning of the 20th century. Together with T.J. Cobden-Sanderson and based in Hammersmith, he developed the Doves Press until the two of them spectacularly fell out.
For over 100 years, the Doves Type lay at the bottom of the River Thames after T.J. Cobden-Sanderson discarded them off Hammersmith Bridge to prevent Emery Walker from ever using them again.
Over the past two years, mudlark Jason Sandy has found some of the Doves Type. At this talk Jason will tell the extraordinary story of the Doves Type and share some of his favourite mudlarking finds from the River Thames, spanning from prehistoric to modern times. Some of these historically significant artefacts are on display in various museums in Britain. Each artefact gives us a unique glimpse into life in London throughout the ages.
This is a live talk on Zoom. Once you have booked your ticket, you will be sent the joining instructions.
Entry to this talk is by donation. Your support of the Emery Walker Trust is greatly appreciated during these difficult times.
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