Kells TypeTrail, now in its tenth year, is an annual festival celebrating typography and lettering as a modern art form. Each year one word is translated into a variety of languages reflecting the diversity of the community in Kells. This year’s theme is the word ‘type’. Through a series of collaborations and workshops with Kells primary schools, students from Athlone Institute of Technology, Dundalk DKIT, local artists, poets and Meath Arts Office, artist Mark Smith and his creative team use the streets of Kells as their canvas. This takes the form of up to 30 indoor and outdoor art installations, which form a walking trail around the town. Mostly temporary in nature, each year one piece is chosen as a TypeTrail legacy piece with the long-term objective of a permanent TypeTrail presence in the town. Kells TypeTrail will be launched by Eamon Carr (Horslips) and will run till mid-August 2019.
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