Nicholson Cemetery Type Walk
Let’s take a stroll in Delhi’s Nicholson Cemetery to look at some of the oldest Latin letters to be seen in the city: ranging in styles from blackletter to grotesque to tuscan, some of it dating back almost two centuries. As we spot letters on gravestones, we will talk about the stories of the typographic styles, as well as the stories of those who are buried here. The protagonists will, among others, include John Nicholson, on whom the cemetery is named; American founding father, Benjamin Franklin; and of course, the man who introduced moveable type to Europe, Johaness Gutenburg.
Whether you are a designer or simply someone who is culturally inclined, this walk is a unique way to learn about the history of the letterforms we see everyday, and discover how deeply intertwined they are with the important events in world history.