A new font, titled ‘Set in Stone’ and available to download for free at setinstonetypeface.co.uk, will feature throughout the exhibition. Gander and his daughter often collect stones from a nearby beach in Suffolk, and as part of a lesson in semiotics, they created a new Roman alphabet from the stones and turned it into a typeface. The stones themselves are significant in that amongst the millions of them found on any beach, there is an infinite probability that they exist as Gömböcs. A copy of ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’ rendered with this font will be available from the desk at reception. The Self Righting of All Things 2 March – 21 April 2018 67 Lisson Street, London.
in today’s Guardian: “The harsh reality: Donald Trump does mean Europe harm” by Natalie Nougayrède ……… …’Trump’s mixture of hostility and indifference to the European project, its trading power and its liberal, democratic values, is hardly news – just as his hatred for Merkel is no secret. But with the early signs of a trade war, and the growing evidence of the president’s disdain for Britain’s predicament just when transatlantic empathy was expected, we see his estrangement from historical norms in sharp focus. Whether Europe can stay unified in the face of this perilous environment will be a pivotal question. Add it up: the risks for Europe if the Iran deal unravels; the costs of a trade confrontation; Trump’s indifference to Russia’s apparent use of a chemical weapon in Europe; and now the firing of Tillerson, and you end up with a gathering crisis of sobering magnitude – worse than the US-Europe rift of 2003 over Iraq. We may yet think fondly of the days when the worst he did was tweet.’ #brexitatthewrongtime #weneedtheUK #dontleaveeuropenow #theEUisnottheenemy