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Pop Up Alphabet Co-Op

If Willy Wonka were a typographer, this would be his chocolate factory. His waterfall would not be made of chocolate but of ampersands, his cups would be full of T’s, not tea, and the oompa loompas would be handcrafting tildas, umlauts and interrobangs. Naturally, he would do all his shopping at the Pop Up Alphabet […]
By Tim Paris
August 31, 2010
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By Tim Paris
August 31, 2010
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If Willy Wonka were a typographer, this would be his chocolate factory. His waterfall would not be made of chocolate but of ampersands, his cups would be full of T's, not tea, and the oompa loompas would be handcrafting tildas, umlauts and interrobangs. Naturally, he would do all his shopping at the Pop Up Alphabet Co-Op.

Open for a single weekend, this Surry Hills pop-up has gathered art from graphic, furniture and jewellery designers, plus craftspeople from across Australia and Asia. Everything to re-design your home will be available; including prints and knits, postcards and pillows featuring fonts both classics and new from Arial to Zeta Bold. Like the edible toadstools and chocolate stream, literally, everything around the store could be yours to own — there are even prices on the pricetags, both of which promise to be affordable. The Pop-Up launch will also be celebrating the opening of Stereotyped: Sound and Typography, an exhibition exploring how sound and type create meaning simultaneously in our lives.

So find your golden ticket and have your fill of all things number, word and phrase this weekend.

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