The Golden Sans Project was recently invited to the Bacon Factory to enjoy a day of letterpress. The workshop involved a brief introductory into the history of type, and a hands on workshop experimenting with the process of printing wood type with their extensive and ever evolving collection.
We then divided into small groups and below are some shots of the piece we developed.
"Its A YIP YIP"
— LAYER ONE
— LAYER TWO
'The Golden Sans Project’ is a documentation of the Gold Coast’s residential and urban signage and explores the regions place-making through the lens of typography and sign-art. Creator, Andrew Suggit, explores the Gold Coast’s identity through a visual medium, and one which he feels is accessible to all, he explains, “from the city to the shoreline and from North to South, I take photos of signage and let the images tell the story.
The evidence of John Gollings’ shoot in the early 1970s shows that Surfers Paradise was once a place of exuberant night time signage. Peter Hill, Head of Design Queensland College of Art, assesses that neon heritage and the links to Las Vegas with Danielle Kelly, Director of the Neon Museum Las Vegas, (via Skype) and Jack Bryce, Gold Coast City Council.