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Singapore Gothic: Discovering Singapore’s Typographic Vernacular in the Archives

Singapore was an important port town within the British Empire for more than a century before it rose to prominence as an island city-state within Southeast Asia. The typographic vernacular of Singapore bears traces of the various indigenous and migrant communities that form its multicultural core. This presentation will focus on hand-lettered commercial signboards from… Continue reading Singapore Gothic: Discovering Singapore’s Typographic Vernacular in the Archives