It all started in April, when the writers' group 26 teamed up with lettercutters, calligraphers and type designers from Letter Exchange to create limited edition art works springing from the letters of the English language. Members of each group were paired off into 26 partnerships, with each randomly choosing a word to represent by inserting a knife in a dictionary. The result was an extraordinary collection of words: from acidulate to zaffre, via dig, undulate and connected. The list included the familiar and the unfamiliar, the everyday and the exotic, with every word evocative in its own way. Each pair was asked to explore ideas through these single words, their meanings and their visual expressions. And a 27th pair was asked to collaborate to combine all the words into one work.
The exhibition also marks the tenth anniversary fo 26 and the twenty-fifth anniversary of Letter Exchange. After its unveiling at Free Word Centre, the exhibition will tour venues in Reading, Sunderland, Bruges, Snape and Hereford through 2014.
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