STACK Font – Lecture

Learn about Go Welsh's newest font creation in a lecture at WeWork Northern Liberties!


Referencing archival engineering drawings from the early 20th century Go Welsh has designed a new font, Stack. It is historically true to the spirit of industrial chimney (smokestack) lettering of the period. Masonry chimneys in the industrial age provided strong, clear brand identities for companies and townspeople alike. As the visual language of the industrial age acquiesces Go Welsh strives to keep the sense of permanence alive that industrial chimney lettering once so clearly expressed.

During the lecture, Go Welsh will:

• Review the historic aspects of the origins, materials, and size/scale of the industrial chimney lettering.

• Demonstrate the flexibility of the Stack font - horizontal, vertical, ornaments, patterning, borders.

This event is organized and presented by Go Welsh and AIGA Philadelphia


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When & Where
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
WeWork Northern Liberties
1010 North Hancock Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123