All Videos May 4, 2021

The typeface that told the stories of Chinese New Zealanders

For decades it gathered dust in a Pukekohe garden shed – now this set of heavy lead typeface has a fascinating story to tell about the history of Chinese New Zealanders.

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The pen that was used to highlight police racism

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The pou of Māori architect John Scott

The pou of Māori architect John Scott

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