A series of 6 Glyph Maps will soon be available as editions, documenting bespoke typefaces created for installations and exhibitions since 2012. First map is teilo created for the exhibition The Book: Colm Cillie’s Spiral, London Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland 2013. A digital recreation of the handwriting of an unknown cleric from the 8/9th Century. The text is known as The Surrexit Memorandum is considered to be the early known example of written Old Welsh.
The editions will be H 500mm x W 400mm on archival paper. More details shortly. Enquiries through the contact page.
EDITION OF 50 signed: £75.00 each 400mm x 500mm 2020
Part of a series of 6 Glyph Maps from installations since 2013.
teilo Glyph Map Print GREEN unframed 50cm x 40cm
EDITION OF 50 signed: £75.00 each + £4 P&P 400mm x 500mm 2020. Part of a series of 6 Glyph Maps from installations since 2013. Signed and dispatched on tube. Rates for UK. Contact for international postage fees.
teilo is a digital typeface based on the handwriting of an unknown cleric living in Llandeilo Fawr, Wales around the 8th and 9th century. The writing is known as the Surrexit Memorandum and is written on the pages of the Gospels of St. Chad which reside in Litchfield Cathedral. This short passage of text is considered the first example of written old welsh. The glyph map is a transposition of the letters available plus ‘x’, created using the other letters as a style guide. ‘X’ allows the completion of a working alphabet at the time of writing. teilo predates the use of letters and symbols familiar to us today. This are indicated with a mark which was in the original memorandum which could be an early ‘typo’. Numbers were not in the original text and amounts were written in words, because of this I did not speculate their form as would likely to be based on Roman numerals.
teilo was created for ‘The Book’ in 2013 curated by Prof. Mike Tooby as part of a project across the British Isles looking at the life and influence of Colm Cillie. The final exhibition Colm Cillie’s Spiral was presented at the London Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland as part of Derry City of Culture.
teilo can be download to use on a computer for free with a creative commons license, while there is suggested donation for usage. https://richardhiglett.com/font-a-editions/