Coast magazine feature on Dungeness artist

This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 at 9:19 AM

In my post of I September, ‘Painting with Words at Dungeness’ I wrote about the work of Dungeness artist, Paddy Hamilton who is working on series of paintings that use words. Well, more correctly, they use letters because Paddy is developing a new font called Dungeness.

There’s a fabulous six-page spread in this month’s Coast magazine on Paddy and his partner and fellow artist, Helen Gillian. And there, in the background of one of the photos is the piece of work I bought from Paddy on our last visit!

The font is a record of the brushstroke script used by Dungeness fishermen to mark their equipment. The tradition is dying out because of modern labelling machines. Working on the font with graphic designer, Andrew Sullivan of Blacknight Design, Paddy intends to offer it online for locals to use.




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