Artists and historians will be exploring the Tame and the area around, and the individual journeys through Witton and Perry Barr of residents past and present. There will be lots going on, including events, workshops, printed work and exhibitions for the whole community to get involved in.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Made in Witton #1

The Milner Initials typeface was commissioned by Witton's Kynoch's Press in about 1924. The designer was Donald Ewart Milner who was headmaster of the Aston School of Arts and Crafts at the time, so it has a real local connection. The Kynoch Press was world renowned, working as an in-house printer for Kynoch Ltd, and then ICI, and producing a body of work for outside commissions.

Historian Dr. Caroline Archer has written a book about the press, see here.
Donald Ewart Milner on the BBC Your Paintings website.

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