In this practical antidote to a “quit your job and do what you love” talk, Jess unpacks the question — “What do you want to be when you grow up?”— and the importance of finding out who you are in the first place. She notes the answer to “Who am I?” is never static — it shifts and transforms over and over again as you grow, change, mature, hormonally implode, and so on. Only once you know yourself, discover what actually makes you tick, can you “do what you love.”
include their regular sign painting classes with Mike Meyer, alongside gilding workshops with Anne McDonald, Fileteado Porteño with Gustavo Ferrari, and a new collaboration launching this month with Type Tasting’s Sarah Hyndman that sounds super exciting as they deliver 'From Brush Strokes to Typography', looking at the historical links between signwriting and type design.
One female applicant will join fourteen fellow students in the heart of the city for 340 hours of immersive education in type design, lettering, and calligraphy. This scholarship award covers tuition costs for TypeParis19, (June 10th to July 13th, 2019.) a €4600 value. Instructors include Xavier Dupré, Jean François Porchez, Mathieu Réguer, Marc Rouault, and Julie Soudanne.
The Letterheads will be docking in Porto, Portugal 1-4 August! Four days entirely dedicated to panel jams, workshops, screenings, demonstrations, hosted by the city's design school. www.portoletterheads.com
TypeTogether started the Programme as an initiative to help promising typeface design students develop their careers. Dr Gerard Unger, who taught José Scaglione and Veronika Burian and inspired many more generations of young type designers, was an avid supporter of the Incentive Programme from the start.
These ‘meets’ are typically closed-doors affairs, but Letterheads Tokyo will provide a rare (and free!) opportunity for the public to glimpse the beautiful work via a free exhibition and opportunity to see the painters in action. At their heart Letterheads events are about nurturing the next generation of sign and lettering artisans through informal opportunities to learn and network. The dedicated website is www.tokyoletterheads.com, and it is available in both English and Japanese.
Join the world-class type designers and typographers from around the world for a packed day of presentations and discussions. This is a two-way conference, a forum where not only you can learn from the speakers, but where the speakers also hope to learn about your experience with using or licensing type, the challenges you face, and ideas you may have.
Fontsmith type design director Phil Garnham recently worked with students at Middlesex University to design brand-new typefaces inspired by 'The Future Starts Here' exhibition at the V&A. I particularly loved Antenna by Iveta Rihova. ‘The font is created out of fluid, organic, free form lines, representing tree ring pattern as well as signal transmission. Whispering trees converted into letterforms with abstract approach shall bring the world of nature and technology together.’
“I have always been interested in the topic of synesthesia and I wanted to explore typography together with sound” Zheng told Typeroom of her LOOK/HEAR project which explores the relationship between scenes and soundscapes, looking and hearing. “A system of aural and visual signals generates shifting typographic forms and triggers associations about people and environment”.
Chloe Berry is a final year Graphics Student at the Manchester School of Art University. She recently reached out to talk to me about the value of working analogue as part of an assignment she was working on which explored a tension between Analogue and Digital Practice. I asked her to tell me more about her work, creative practice and the Analogue/Digital project for this latest installment of the Student Spotlight.