15 June 2017 | Birmingham

Glug Birmingham #7: 'Personality Types'

  • Morag Myerscough​
  • David Pearson
  • The Counter Press​
  • Sarah Hyndman​
  • Ian Barnard​
  • Seven9 Signs​

Hi Gluggers,

Summer is almost here and we're excited to be returning to Spotlight & Mama Roux for our second Glug event of the year - 'Personality Types' on Thursday 15th June.

Curated by Birmingham based graphic designer and magazine art-director Luke Tonge, the line-up for this special edition of Glug Brum is super diverse with lots of different aspects of type included - from designers to lettering artists, type experts, installation and letterpress! Our June event will offer something for everyone and we can't wait to share more news soon.

Alongside our talks Digbeth Dining Club will once again offer up local street food alongside drinks offers and other freebies for early arrivals.

Glug Birmingham is brought to you by WE ARE GOODNESS agency & Inkygoodness.

More news dropping soon...
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Date: Thursday 15 June
Timings: 6.00-11pm
Venue: Spotlight & Mama Roux, Lower Trinity Street, Birmingham, B9 4AG
Super Early Bird Tickets £6.50 (limited to 50)
Early Bird tickets £7.50 (limited to 100 - on sale May 1st)
Standard tickets £9.50
Glugger Group (6 Standard tickets for the price of 5) £45

*A limited number of tickets will be available to buy on the door, priced at £10. Cash only!



Morag Myerscough 

Morag Myerscough’ bold colourful work has been commissioned to transform many locations from colleges to London’s iconic Southbank and the otherwise grim Old Street roundabout where she added a great big beach ball of colour. He work is characterised by stripes, circles and geometrical patterns, large type and bold colours — often using neons.

David Pearson


David Pearson is a London based designer working in all areas of print, specifically book design and branding. His notable clients include Penguin Books.

The Counter Press - David Marshall and Elizabeth Ellis


Inspired by a love of words, strong ideas and meticulous craftsmanship, we create thoughtful, contemporary typographic design predominantly using traditional wood and metal type. Sitting somewhere between a graphic design practice and a traditional private press, most of their work is designed and printed at a wonderfully sedate pace, by hand, using the age-old process of letterpress. Our workshop has a total of six printing presses, ranging from small Victorian cast iron hand presses to much larger 1960s precision proofing presses. On these we print with an ever-growing library of wood type and cases of metal type – some freshly cast, others founts are old, un-digitised faces.

Sarah Hyndman


Sarah Hyndman is a graphic designer, writer and public speaker known for her interest in the psychology of type, whose area of expertise is multi sensory typography. Sarah is the founder of the highly innovative Type Tasting studio; and her mission is to change the way we think and talk about typography through her writing, typography workshops and events.

Ian Barnard


Ian Barnard is a calligrapher and hand letterer living in South East England, working for such clients as Speedo, Ted Baker, Hellmann's Mayonnaise and Adobe. Constantly pushing the boundaries of what can be achieve with pen and ink. Trying anything and everything he can get his hands on to use as an instrument to letter with. He loves teaching, entertaining and empowering people to improve their lettering skills through short videos on Instagram & YouTube. Drinks way too much coffee and has a library of typography books that would make any designer jealous.

Seven9 Signs

Based in Digbeth, Birmingham, Seven 9 Signs are passionate about sign painting, whether it be the art of hand painting onto buildings, sign boards, walls or windows or the beauty of gold leaf gilding. Designing and producing custom made, bespoke hand painted signage for any location; whether it’s a full shop frontage, main facia, window painting, gilded transom window, mural or an A-board, they do it. Using traditional techniques and materials our skilled sign painters and gilder can accommodate pretty much any gilding, hand lettering or sign painting project, no matter how large or small. Clients include design agencies, retail, lifestyle brands, tattoo studios, barber shops, restaurants and bars. 


Art happenings & pop-up stalls 




Street Food

Digbeth Dining Club 

How to find us

Spotlight & Mama Roux are located round the corner from The Custard Factory on Lower Trinity St. Parking is available on Floodgate St. and there is an NCP car park opposite the venue. If you're arriving on foot, head towards The Custard Factory and take the next left after Gibb St. towards The Old Crown pub, and take a left onto Heath Mill Lane. Walk passed The Old Crown beer garden and continue under the bridge. Lower Trinity St. is located to your right.


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