Green-Wood Cemetery Lettering Walk
- Saturday Nov 04, 2023
- 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM EDT
About This Event
Walking through a cemetery as a source of enjoyment might sound weird and unconventional, but for those of us passionate about type design and lettering, it’s just like exploring an outdoor museum. Green-Wood Cemetery, established in 1838, graces Brooklyn with its scenic green surroundings and serves as the final resting place for numerous prominent New Yorkers, including DeWitt Clinton, Louis Comfort Tiffany, "Boss" Tweed, Samuel Morse, and, naturally, Peter Cooper. It is also a place with some of the city's most remarkable stone carvings and inscribed lettering.
Mark your calendar for a fantastic experience! Join us on Saturday, November 4th, at 1 p.m. at Green-Wood Cemetery for a captivating lettering walk led by Raven Mo. Get ready to dive into the world of intricate lettering styles from the 18th and 19th centuries. As we explore this nationally celebrated historic site, we'll also make stops at stones displaying an exciting array of lettering styles.
Don't forget to bring your essentials: water to stay hydrated, comfy shoes for the walk, outdoor-appropriate clothing, and, most importantly, your inquisitive heart!
Raven Mo is a New York-based designer specializing in brand identity and type. Currently she is completing her MFA degree in design at School of Visual Arts. Previously, she worked at Elevate Brands, MATTE Projects, VSA Partners, and Core 12. Raven's work focuses on the intricate social relations and infrastructures built by type.