A modest, intimate launch was held on the evening of Thursday, April 7, 2011, to mark the opening of Dominion Modern’s exhibit on the creation of the Toronto Subway fonts, entitled “Toronto Subway: A Love Story.” The exhibit has been extended until July 16, at the George Brown College School of Design at 230 Richmond Street East in Toronto (the entrance is on the side lane). Hours are Monday–Friday, 9am–9pm; Saturday, 10am–5pm.
The exhibit includes samples of the rubbings and photographs I took of the subway lettering as part of my research, the actual Minolta film camera I used for the photos and a brief explanation of the process involved in developing the Toronto Subway fonts .
If you’re unable to visit the exhibit, you can visit Dominion Modern’s exhibition page. You might also want to check out the latest related video posted on Vimeo, from John Martins-Manteiga’s interview with me, where I talk about why I think modernist heritage and the Toronto subway lettering in particular are important.