The Free Word Centre
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Friday, January 31, 2014
60 Farringdon Road London EC1R 3GA

An unusual exhibition by members of two leading creative organisations: 26, bringing together writers of many different kinds, and Letter Exchange whose members include lettercutters, calligraphers and type designers. It all started in April when writers were paired with visual artists to form 26 collaborative partnerships to create limited edition artworks. Each pair randomly chose a word to represent each letter of the alphabet, by inserting a knife in a dictionary. The result is an extraordinary collection of words from acidulate to zaffre. Each pair was asked to explore ideas through these single words, their meanings and their visual expressions. And a 27th pair was asked to collaborate to combine all the words into one work. After January 2014 the exhibition will go on to tour venues in Reading, Sunderland, Bruges, Snape and Hereford