The optimism of modernity: recovering modern reasoning in typography

A preview of the exhibition took place on 19 January 2007; some pictures of that event can be seen here. We were honoured that so many relatives, friends, students, and colleagues of Edward Wright attended. Some of these guests made the event even more valuable through their contributions. You can also see a brief video clip of moments from the event.

These statements are complemented by a gathering of reminiscences and obituaries of Edward Wright, which are published in the book which accompanies the exhibition.

More than a hundred pieces of Edward Wright's design work are on display.

Here is a list of exhibits.

The exhibition was reviewed in the British graphic design magazine Eye (‘Edward Wright’s Optimism On Display’, Eye, no. 63, spring 2007, pp. 84–85) and the review can be seen here.

You can read another note about it on the Hyphen Press website here.