Most of the displays are curated by members of staff and postgrads with experience in exhibition design, supported by the assistant curator and volunteers. Our display and exhibition area has been refurbished, with new lighting, UV protected roof lights and new vitrines. It’s a secure, safe and well-lit space to show material from the Collections, and for travelling exhibitions. Open by appointment.

Currently on display

Recent exhibitions

Up in Arms: posters for protest, solidarity, engagement and action

Up in Arms, an exhibition curated to coincide with the Centre for Book Cultures and Publishing annual conference, ‘Publishing Anti-fascism’ shows posters from the collection of twentieth-century posters is one […]

Way of Type – Evolution of Chinese Typeforms

The exhibition charts the development of type and type-making technologies in China, from the invention of movable type in the eleventh century to the design of digital typefaces of today. […]

Concrete poetry in Britain, 1963–75

Based on material from the collection of the late Andrew Belsey, philosophy lecturer, concrete poet and MA graduate from Typography & Graphic Communication, “Objects made of letters” explores and illustrates […]

The 1980s: selected items from an iconic decade

The exhibition ran between September and December 2022. A showcase display explores items from the Collections from the 1980s. Our two work-experience students, who worked with Emma Minns (Assistant Curator […]

Ed Fella: Exit Level Design, 1985–2012

This exhibition ran between 31 January –25 March 2022. This exhibition curated by Rick Poynor showed work of the American graphic designer Edward Fella. For 30 years, Fella (born 1938) […]

Looking at women looking at themselves being looked at

This exhibition was open until 9 September 2022. An exhibition explores the concept of the male gaze in twentieth-century illustration through the female representation in Charles Mozley’s work. Cătălina Zlotea, […]

Online exhibitions

We are committed to enabling access to the LPGDC through curated and designed digital exhibitions.