Henry Dimbleby, Nadine Chahine, Malou Verlomme and Chris Watson
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26 June 2016
Photo: Chris Watson
Restaurateur, writer and food specialist Henry Dimbleby discusses the virtues of London’s food markets, typographers Nadine Chahine and Malou Verlomme of design agency Monotype explain their new font ‘Johnston100’ and Chris Watson, the pioneering musician and sound recordist for natural history programmes, tells us about his new event ‘The Town Moor – A Portrait in Sound’.
26 June 2016
London is in the midst of a food resurgence and Henry Dimbleby, co-founder of the Leon restaurant chain, thinks it’s down to the quality of the city’s food markets. He talks us through his essay on the subject, featured in the Centre for London’s new ‘London Essays’ series, which is all about food.
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The font used across all signs on London transport is called ‘Johnston’ and this year it celebrates its 100th birthday. Typographers Nadine Chahine and Malou Verlomme of design agency Monotype were tasked with refreshing the font. They stop by Midori House to tell us about the result: ‘Johnston100’.
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Chris Watson is a founding member of influential Sheffield art-pop band Cabaret Voltaire but he’s also one of the most respected and in-demand sound recordists for natural-history film-making. His latest project is ‘The Town Moor – A Portrait in Sound’, which opened this week at Newcastle’s The Gallery, Tyneside Cinema.
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