So looking forward to traveling home to New Zealand in July to facilitate an Alphabet is code workshop with Design Assembly.
Typography can and should perform both directly and indirectly. In this hands-on class we begin with examining the origins and evolution of visual language to explore the different ways text conveys meaning.
Before we embark on a series of guided sequential hand drawn experiments to master techniques for typographic construction and expression. Learning Outcomes of this workshop include;
Exploring the anatomy and vernacular of typography.
Understanding recognition, reading patterns, legibility, and the visual logic of typographic form.
Gaining insight to the rational maths (geometry) and magic (common optical illusions/adjustments) used in typography.
Participants will also deepen their understanding of typographic tone, what sound looks like and the relationship between visual and verbal language.
Designing and drawing letterforms is a discipline of limitation but the bounds of familiarity are the perfect restraints to begin creative exploration, experimentation and expression.
The workshop will be held in my old stomping ground of Ponsonby Road! Id love to see you there!
Studio One Toi Tū,
1 Ponsonby Road
Friday 24th July, 9.00am–4.00pm