Elizabeth Friedlander

Elizabeth Friedlander

Another great-looking exhibition at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, who are presenting the story of the outstanding artist, designer and typographer Elizabeth Friedlander. The work of Friedlander (1903–1984) is instantly recognisable as mid-20th century design at its best, but few will know the name behind the art. Best known for her Penguin book covers and Bauer Type Foundry typeface ‘Elizabeth’, the exhibition touches on her escape to London from 1930s Nazi Germany, friendship with her sponsor – poet and printer Francis Meynell – and her work with a wartime British black propaganda unit. The show includes rarely-seen works from the artist’s compelling career including type design, wood engravings, decorative book papers, maps and commercial work.

The exhibition is co-curated by video artist and author Katharine Meynell, grand-daughter of Francis Meynell, who recently shone a light on Friedlander’s little-known story by writing and producing ‘Elizebeth’, a film about the artist.

Until 29 April 2018

Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft
Lodge Hill Lane
East Sussex

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