Example of lit-up seaside signage in a glass display cabinet, part of the Signs of the Seaside exhibition

Signs of the seaside

Start date: 7 July 2023
End date: 3 September 2023
Time: 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Ditchling Museum of Art+Craft, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Third-party event

From neon signs to painted shop fronts and dazzling pier-side lettering – the typography of the British seaside is about as iconic as fish and chips. This summer, Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft invite you to explore the imagery of our coastal towns in their full illuminated glory!

Signs of the Seaside will explore how lettering and typography have evolved to play a fundamental role in our experience of the English seaside providing a historical and contemporary perspective on the role of graphic design in identifying our coastal towns.