Auckland: DA Type Swilling Social Night with Nicole Arnett Phillips
May
26
6:00 pm18:00

Auckland: DA Type Swilling Social Night with Nicole Arnett Phillips

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You’re invited to join Brisbane-based type designer Nicole Arnett Phillips for this innovative Auckland type, wine, and design appreciation evening.

Typography (like language) is expressive as well as functional. We most often think of the expressive qualities regarding volume, tone and voice. But type can equally convey a mood, an event, a sense of place, time and culture. Sarah Hyndman (aka type tasting’s) groundbreaking research also confirmed type could express sensory characteristics like taste and smell. So, what font comes to mind when indulging in your favourite Friday night drink? That feeling of having finished your client’s last deadline and transitioning into the weekend? The relaxed smoothness of a shiraz or the delicacy of something sparkling?

Nicole Arnett Phillips (aka typographHer) likes wine *almost* as much as type. In collaboration with Design Assembly, we invite you to explore how to use visual language and typography to convey the characteristics of New Zealand’s quality wine culture.

Share a Friday night drink with other designers on Friday the 26th of May!

In this very social Masterclass we will talk, draw, swill, sniff (and probably slug!) a few wines, investigating the typographic characteristics that match what we see, feel, taste and smell before getting hands-on and designing (analogue) some wine labels that visually express the experience of each drink.

Details and Bookings: Type Swilling Social Night

Auckland: DA, The Essentials of Typography with Nicole Arnett Phillips
May
27
10:00 am10:00

Auckland: DA, The Essentials of Typography with Nicole Arnett Phillips

Join Brisbane-based type designer Nicole Arnett Phillips aka TypographHer, for this full-day, hands-on typography workshop in Auckland:

The Essentials of Typography – Everything about type that you didn’t learn at school!
Saturday 27th May
10am–4.00pm
Studio One Toi Tu, Auckland

I attended Auckland University of Technology, and our curriculum was broad. We had an introduction to typography, its historical context, pairing typefaces and the fundamental geometry of the major type classifications — barely scratching the surface of type as a discipline.

At the time (15+ years ago) design schools were moving away from drawing (and making) toward more fast-paced, digital production practices, so I soon realised that I needed to create a personal investigative practice that trained my eye, developed my hand, and nurtured my curiosity for the mechanics of typography. I began interrogating letters (and typefaces) hoping to unlock their dirty little secrets. My method of visual research was tactile and analogue. I would draw, trace, and scale characters, rotate and reverse them, crop them and recreate them.

This craft based learning (after graduation) was where my type education began. Analogue craftsmanship demands you to be resourceful and clever, I value the freedom that comes from working slow, with my hands, and without the safety net of {cmd+Z} to undo. Crafting and interrogating letterforms in this way is the best medium to learn the finer details of typography, lettering and type design.

In this one day workshop I will share some of what I have learned as well as my techniques for interrogating, drawing (and learning) about type. We will explore all the things you didn’t learn about type design and typography at school, using craft to unlock type’s dirty little secrets.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Exploring the origins, anatomy, and vernacular of typography.
  • Understanding recognition, legibility, archetypal forms, and the visual logic of typography.
  • Using varied techniques for creating typography by hand.
  • Gaining insight into the maths (geometry) and magic (common optical illusions/adjustments) used in typography.
  • Participants will also deepen their understanding of typographic tone, what sounds look like, and the relationship between visual and verbal language.

Details and bookings here The Essentials of Typography


Melbourne: OSNS Type Design Program 2017
Apr
17
7:00 am07:00

Melbourne: OSNS Type Design Program 2017

Learning in the Type program is holistic, offering a creative alternative that stretches beyond the confines of purely academic design education with its special focus on hands on technique. This opens up a valuable opportunity to experiment when you can move beyond the very limited abstract thinking of the head. Holistic learning at OSNS also enacts the heart and the hands (head heart and hands).

We prioritise a sound knowledge and practice of typographic methods, history, and a process of experimentation through hands on play and research to generate conceptual, culturally-aware and astounding designers.

When studying Type Design and Lettering, connecting personally with established Type Designers accelerates your acquisition of knowledge . We have solved the major issue whereby the best people are far away, and unable come to Australia. by introducing a virtualclassroom, meaning we will all be able to look each other in the eye and talk together through ascreen hookup to the following Giants:

Ken Barber
We are excited to bring in Ken Barber Type Designer and Letterer of House Industries, famous for designing Neutra Face and hundreds of beautiful Typefaces for House, Ken is Legendary. He is going to help out by digging deep into significance of The Modern Letter, and demonstrate via comprehensive case studies the modern letter's enormous scope for adaptation and customisation. He is has a legendary ability to distill complex information into accessible bites.

Kris Sowersby from Klim Type
We are fortunate that Kris Sowersby from Klim Type Foundry has generously agreed to share his knowledge with our students. Klim Foundry is one of the world's most highly revered independent foundries, and has been written about extensively. Their typefaces are beautiful, and Kris's knowledge of historic typefaces is evident if you take a peek.

Dan Milne Type Lab
Meanwhile, Type Lab's Dan Milne (here in Melbourne) will teach in the flesh, with his specialization being optical adjustments in letters and design for different optical sizes. These are principles which relate equally to type design and lettering.


Bruno Herfst
Bruno Herfst will return to share the incredible possibilities afforded to Type Design by Glyph ! Bruno is well liked and popular, energetic and never dry, he makes Type Design fun and students love him!

Veronica Grow
Veronica's extensive studies in the USA this year will enable her to introduce a whole new retinue of tools and knowledge. She is excited to be introducing the foundation knowledge of all lettering and type that comes from understanding Roman Brush Capitals. The Brush is a versatile tool which can be used to createinteresting letterforms. Veronica has taught and studied typography in New York and is known globally as an type and lettering education luminary.

- See more at: http://newschoolfordesignandtypography.com/program-2017/#sthash.NBIR9t6o.dpuf

Kingston Washington: Personal Propaganda Workshops
Apr
15
7:00 am07:00

Kingston Washington: Personal Propaganda Workshops

"You’re only guaranteed freedom of the press if you own one.” –A.J. Liebling

It’s a scary new America, folks. We’re worried. We’re depressed. We’re grim and grasping at straws to find a way forward. This is one way: from here on out, third Saturdays at Expedition Press are dedicated to bringing community voices to paper one by one.

You’re invited to come spend a few hours printing your own personal propaganda. What needs to be said? What needs to be heard? What do you dearly want to remember and remind people of in the days ahead?

Come feel the weight of your words letter by letter. Form your message in solid metal, lock it down, ink it up, and press those words firmly into a page. Then post them, pin them, paste them. Gift them hand to hand, face to face, mailbox to mailbox.

  • $100 to print your own 100+ postcards
  • 3.5 hour session (morning or afternoon)
  • limit two people per session
  • ages 8+ welcome

Details and bookings

Berlin: TYPO Labs 2017
Apr
6
Apr 8

Berlin: TYPO Labs 2017

The 2nd TYPO Labs Conference will be held in Berlin, April 6–8, 2017. TYPO Labs is an immersive type technology summit featuring talks, industry discussion panels, classrooms, peer learning and countless networking opportunities. The conference brings together leading engineers and practitioners from the font industry, OS developers and academics. Its purpose is to advance the state of the art in type development, facilitate its adoption in the industry, and encourage the integration of new type developments into future digital communication.

More details here

 

Auckland: DA Workshop — Risograph printing with Inky Palms
Apr
1
10:00 am10:00

Auckland: DA Workshop — Risograph printing with Inky Palms

Join the team at Inky Palms for this full-day risograph printing workshop in Auckland: Come along to Inky Palms and learn the basics of printing with a GR 3770 Risograph digital duplicator. During this workshop the Inky Palms team will share their knowledge of how to bring a pre-existing project (zine, poster or art print) into physical form using the Risograph printer. You will learn how to prepare your files for Riso printing (including setting up booklets, photographs and colour separations) and scan and print your creation. Walk away with ten copies of your very own two-colour Riso print project. Bring your own laptop with design software installed, the content you wish to print, and all other materials will be provided.

Learning outcomes:
Learn the fundamental skills of Risograph printing:

  • How to set files up for printing with a Risograph GR 3770
  • Knowledge of appropriate paper stocks
  • Understanding ink density
  • How to register layers for two colour printing
  • Step by step knowledge of booklet printing

Details & Bookings: Risograph printing with Inky Palms

Kingston Washington: Personal Propaganda Workshops
Mar
18
7:00 am07:00

Kingston Washington: Personal Propaganda Workshops

"You’re only guaranteed freedom of the press if you own one.” –A.J. Liebling

It’s a scary new America, folks. We’re worried. We’re depressed. We’re grim and grasping at straws to find a way forward. This is one way: from here on out, third Saturdays at Expedition Press are dedicated to bringing community voices to paper one by one.

You’re invited to come spend a few hours printing your own personal propaganda. What needs to be said? What needs to be heard? What do you dearly want to remember and remind people of in the days ahead?

Come feel the weight of your words letter by letter. Form your message in solid metal, lock it down, ink it up, and press those words firmly into a page. Then post them, pin them, paste them. Gift them hand to hand, face to face, mailbox to mailbox.

  • $100 to print your own 100+ postcards
  • 3.5 hour session (morning or afternoon)
  • limit two people per session
  • ages 8+ welcome

Details and bookings

newcastle: principles of Typeface design
Feb
28
Apr 25

newcastle: principles of Typeface design

How do you begin when designing a typeface? Definitely not with A and B! The first thing you will learn in this course is that letters have common DNA and, if you design the right ones first, you can apply that DNA across the rest of the alphabet. This make your typeface more legible but also quicker to produce! But it's still bloody hard, so you also get personal guidance from local legend Wayne Thompson

Much more than just a workshop, this is a professional-level course in a difficult-to-study subject. Over 8 weeks, you will learn about drawing letters to maximise legibility, techniques for drawing both on paper and in-computer, and you will graduate with a digital typeface that you can type on your own keyboard.

Tuesday nights for 8 weeks
Commencing Tuesday 28 February, 2017
6pm – 9pm
Hosted by Pumphouse School of Design,
24 Greenway Street, Wickham (Newcastle) NSW

 

Details and Bookings

Auckland, DA Workshop: Bookbinding with Gabi Lardies
Feb
25
10:00 am10:00

Auckland, DA Workshop: Bookbinding with Gabi Lardies

Bookbinding with Gabi Lardies
Learn 4 new techniques for 2017

Gabi will lead a hands-on workshop to give students practical skills and knowledge to create four different bindings. She will teach traditional techniques, alongside some she has developed herself, to enable students to make books with simple tools rather than need access to a bindery. Students will learn adhesive and stitching techniques, as well as specific preparation of materials. The four binding types she will cover are: Perfect Binding, Japanese Tortoise Shell Stitch, Chinese Side Stitch and Coptic Binding. These bindings can be used in practical ways such as for portfolios, presentations, or note books, and for creative purposes such as Art-Books and self-publishing.

Along the way, Gabi will share knowledge about the materials used, such as paper, glue, thread and printing, and suggest different finishing options and ways to experiment with the physical object of the book. She will give tips and reasons for when to use particular binding methods, and show students different examples. Each student will go home with four books they have bound themselves and a detailed guide book written and illustrated by Gabi.

Learning outcomes:
Fundamental skills of stitched and adhesive bookbinding

  • Knowledge of tools & materials
  • Step by step knowledge of how to Perfect Bind
  • Step by step knowledge of how to Japanese Tortoise Shell Stitch
  • Step by step knowledge of how to Chinese Side Stitch
  • Step by step knowledge of Coptic Bind
  • Pros and cons of each binding type.
  • Details and bookings here

 

Birmingham: Type Talk with Toshi Omagari: Myths of science and practice in typeface design
Feb
20
5:30 pm17:30

Birmingham: Type Talk with Toshi Omagari: Myths of science and practice in typeface design

We have a lot of standard practices in typeface design on how to form letters, some of which are scientifically backed and others passed on for generations without being questioned. By examining non-Latin writing systems, one might question whether they may only apply to Latin and which one of them still hold across different scripts. In this lecture, Toshi Omagari discusses validity of what he was taught as type design student and tries to debunk myths in typeface design.

Details and Bookings

Melbourne: OSNS Type and Lettering Intensive with Gemma O Brien
Feb
20
Feb 23

Melbourne: OSNS Type and Lettering Intensive with Gemma O Brien

This four day immersive type and lettering retreat with internationally renowned lettering artist Gemma O'Brien offers a one of opportunity for hand crafters of letters (such as sign writers, letterers and calligraphers who already have skills) to discover their own highly marketable niche and take their skill somewhere profitable.

See more at: http://newschoolfordesignandtypography.com/learning/workshops/gemma-o-brien-finding-your-typographic-voice/#sthash.cPhON92P.dpuf

This well structured retreat will deliver mini masterclasses, projects and information sessions, and will help you to implement lettering solutions that while "pretty and soundly crafted", are so much more ! We will help you to utilise clever creative thinking that that activates and influences audience behaviour.   You will have the opportunity to tap into the professional experience, knowledge and skills of Gemma O Brien, OSNS Type Lab library of extremely rare Type Specimens, and the Typographic knowledge and professional teaching experience of Veronica Grow who has successfully led many exhibitions and projects. You will also make new friends, and gain creative confidence you need to go our there and kick professional ass !  - See more at: http://newschoolfordesignandtypography.com/learning/workshops/gemma-o-brien-finding-your-typographic-voice/#sthash.cPhON92P.dpuf

Kingston Washington: Personal Propaganda Workshops
Feb
18
7:00 am07:00

Kingston Washington: Personal Propaganda Workshops

"You’re only guaranteed freedom of the press if you own one.” –A.J. Liebling

It’s a scary new America, folks. We’re worried. We’re depressed. We’re grim and grasping at straws to find a way forward. This is one way: from here on out, third Saturdays at Expedition Press are dedicated to bringing community voices to paper one by one.

You’re invited to come spend a few hours printing your own personal propaganda. What needs to be said? What needs to be heard? What do you dearly want to remember and remind people of in the days ahead?

Come feel the weight of your words letter by letter. Form your message in solid metal, lock it down, ink it up, and press those words firmly into a page. Then post them, pin them, paste them. Gift them hand to hand, face to face, mailbox to mailbox.

  • $100 to print your own 100+ postcards
  • 3.5 hour session (morning or afternoon)
  • limit two people per session
  • ages 8+ welcome

Details and bookings

London: Angels to Demons Blackletter Workshop
Feb
7
6:30 pm18:30

London: Angels to Demons Blackletter Workshop

Feb 7th 2017
6.30pm to 9.30pm, £35
Type Tasting Studio, The Chocolate Factory, London N16 7SX
Book now (15 places available)

Explore the evolution of Blackletter typefaces from their first printed appearance in the Gutenberg Bible in the 1400s to their enduring popularity in music and fashion. Blackletter is a chameleon of a type style because its personality is transformed by the context it appears in; from the Bible,the masthead of a newspaper, beer label, movie poster,record sleeve to military propaganda. In this session we will look at the evolving history of Blackletter type with examples and discuss the instinctive response to the angular letterforms. You will then roll your sleeves up for a hands-on creative session away from the computer sketching Blackletter letterforms as you experience how sound can alter your response to the forms. No previous experience necessary.

6.30: Relax and chat over a glass of wine.
7–8pm: Talk by Sarah Hyndman.
8–9.30: Hands-on creative session exploring rebellious type and lettering.
9.30: Raffle, win a signed copy of Why Fonts Matter and other prizes.

The workshop takes place in the Type Tasting studio on the edge of Dalston, London. It accommodates up to 15 people. Included in the workshop are two glasses of wine, materials and raffle prizes.

Vetements, Brioni and Kanye Agree: It’s Gothic Time New York Times
Fashion’s favourite font The Times

Christchurch: Classical Hand Lettering Workshop
Jan
28
Jan 30

Christchurch: Classical Hand Lettering Workshop

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Better Letters are going to be heading to Australia and New Zealand again with a series of hand lettering workshops from Mike Meyer (October/November 2016) and David Kynaston (January 2017).

Mike Meyer’s Hand Lettering and Intensive Hand Lettering Workshop will introduce you to laying out and painting the basic Gothic (Block), Thick ‘n’ Thin, Casual and Script alphabets. The Lettering Effects Workshop then moves on to embellish these with shadows, bevels and other colourful effects.

(As a little extra in Melbourne, we’ll be working with Work-Shop to put on a ‘Signs on Screen’ triple bill of sign painting and lettering films.)

David Kynaston’s Classical Hand Lettering Workshop is also suitable for beginners and focuses on setting out and painting classical Roman and Copperplate Script lettering, before introducing some colour theory ahead of producing a final panel to take home.

San Jose: Letterpress Wood Type Poster Workshop
Jan
21
12:30 pm12:30

San Jose: Letterpress Wood Type Poster Workshop

Participants will select wood and metal type and ornaments, as well as vintage engravings, and create posters approx. 12"x 18". They will learn to hand-ink the forms, arrange the elements for printing, and pull unique hand-printed posters. Participants should come prepared with a short quote or phrase to set.
Print ten posters per person, $70, limited to five people.
Sign up on Eventbrite

Kingston Washington: Personal Propaganda Workshops
Jan
21
7:00 am07:00

Kingston Washington: Personal Propaganda Workshops

"You’re only guaranteed freedom of the press if you own one.” –A.J. Liebling

It’s a scary new America, folks. We’re worried. We’re depressed. We’re grim and grasping at straws to find a way forward. This is one way: from here on out, third Saturdays at Expedition Press are dedicated to bringing community voices to paper one by one.

You’re invited to come spend a few hours printing your own personal propaganda. What needs to be said? What needs to be heard? What do you dearly want to remember and remind people of in the days ahead?

Come feel the weight of your words letter by letter. Form your message in solid metal, lock it down, ink it up, and press those words firmly into a page. Then post them, pin them, paste them. Gift them hand to hand, face to face, mailbox to mailbox.

  • $100 to print your own 100+ postcards
  • 3.5 hour session (morning or afternoon)
  • limit two people per session
  • ages 8+ welcome

Details and bookings

Melbourne: Classical Hand Lettering Workshop
Jan
20
Jan 22

Melbourne: Classical Hand Lettering Workshop

Better Letters are going to be heading to Australia and New Zealand again with a series of hand lettering workshops from Mike Meyer (October/November 2016) and David Kynaston (January 2017).

Mike Meyer’s Hand Lettering and Intensive Hand Lettering Workshop will introduce you to laying out and painting the basic Gothic (Block), Thick ‘n’ Thin, Casual and Script alphabets. The Lettering Effects Workshop then moves on to embellish these with shadows, bevels and other colourful effects.

(As a little extra in Melbourne, we’ll be working with Work-Shop to put on a ‘Signs on Screen’ triple bill of sign painting and lettering films.)

David Kynaston’s Classical Hand Lettering Workshop is also suitable for beginners and focuses on setting out and painting classical Roman and Copperplate Script lettering, before introducing some colour theory ahead of producing a final panel to take home.

Birmingham: Type Talk - Reading and writing a text
Jan
16
5:30 pm17:30

Birmingham: Type Talk - Reading and writing a text

When you read you recognise familiar shapes on a background. The pattern you decode consists of letters and depending on the frequency and sequence of letters (which language, which words) adjustment to the single element must be made to fit it in. The same happens in handwriting, but since the letters are made one by one, adjustment happens along the way, but still within a system that makes it possible to the reader to understand.

Details and Bookings

Glasgow: GAB#13 by Jamhot
Jan
12
6:00 pm18:00

Glasgow: GAB#13 by Jamhot

GAB is kicking off 2017 with an evening of 4 short talks at Citizen M in Glasgow - taking a look at what it takes to carve out an independent creative career. Join us for a catch up over a beer and some good chat from our great speakers. (Details and bookings here)

Craig Black

Craig Black is a Glasgow based graphic designer, lettering artist and typographer. He is best known for his bespoke and innovative typographic illustrations, visual identities, packaging and installations. His strengths lie in his ability to cross disciplines without the constraints of a fixed personal style. This versatility has offered him the opportunity to work with clients of all business backgrounds as well as exhibiting work from London to Dubai.

Richie Lamb

Richy Lamb is an award winning graphic designer living and working in Glasgow. His work is creatively driven with a strong focus on typography aimed to engage audiences. Since 2013, he has been one of the organisers of the LongLunch lecture series, bringing some of the biggest names in design to events in Scotland.

Rueben Paris

Reuben Paris is a commercial photographer based in Glasgow. He is kept very busy working for many of Scotland's most highly regarded agencies, for an extremely broad cross section of there clients. His work takes him regularly across the UK and Europe wide. Reuben will talk frankly and openly about his time in the industry over the last 2 decades. Art directors that have worked with Reuben have little to fear (if they are present)

Ashley Storie

Ashley Storrie is an award winning Comedian, podcaster, radio host, viral video star and actor. Join us for a special intimate talk about what it's like being a young funny female in an industry which seems opposed to young funny females, as Storrie discusses carving her own path through the comedy world and beyond.

London: Typographic Rebellion Workshop
Jan
10
6:30 pm18:30

London: Typographic Rebellion Workshop

Jan 10th 2017
6.30pm to 9.30pm, £35
Type Tasting Studio, The Chocolate Factory, London N16 7SX
Book now (15 places available)

Explore how typography can be used to give angst and rebellion a voice, and how you can use fonts to ensure that YOUR message is heard. You will learn from recent history how typefaces both articulate and document change, and what an important role they have played. From the anti-establishment angst of Punk, the placards of the miners’ strikes of the 1980s, the wine industry’s seismic shift through language and design, to the successful presidential campaigns in the USA. Learn how to select a font in 4 easy steps, then roll up your sleeves for a hands-on creative session away from the computer.

6.30: Relax and chat over a glass of wine.
7–8pm: Talk by Sarah Hyndman.
8–9.30: Hands-on creative session exploring rebellious type and lettering.
9.30: Raffle, win a signed copy of Why Fonts Matter and other prizes.

The workshop takes place in the Type Tasting studio on the edge of Dalston, London. It accommodates up to 15 people. Included in the workshop are two glasses of wine, materials and raffle prizes.

How to start a revolution with Comic Sans Dazed & Confused magazine
Punk was the anti-Helvetica Design Week

 

Workshop leader
Sarah Hyndman is the founder of Type Tasting and the author of Why Fonts Matter. She is a graphic designer, writer and regular public speaker who is known for her interest in perception and typefaces. She is involved in research into our psychological responses to the appearance of words.

Sarah established Type Tasting as a forum for research, skill development and exploration. She shares her findings through her writing, public speaking, events and workshops, including workshops for the D&AD.

Before setting up Type Tasting Sarah ran a design company for ten years. Sarah gained a distinction for her Master’s degree in Typo/Graphics at the London College of Communication (University of the Arts). She was subsequently invited back as a guest tutor to set up and run the yearlong Experimental Typography evening course, which she did for six years alongside her commercial practice.

Birmingham: TypeTalks with Jonathan Barnbrook: A Barnbrook super deluxe ultra karaoke megamix
Dec
12
5:30 pm17:30

Birmingham: TypeTalks with Jonathan Barnbrook: A Barnbrook super deluxe ultra karaoke megamix

Jonathan Barnbrook is most well-known as David Bowie’s favourite graphic designer having worked on the designs of his last 4 albums. However he has had a long and distinguished career in type design being one of the original members of the ‘typographic new wave’ – a 1990s international movement that rebelled against the Modernist conventions of the 20th century in favour of the new freedom that the rise of technology and a re-found interest in the vernacular gave them. His typefaces MasonExocet quickly became part of the world visual language. Barnbrook continues to release fonts through his own company Virusfonts. He also runs the design studio Barnbrook, which works with a mixture of cultural institutions, activist groups' and charities. He is well known for his collaborations with Adbusters, Occupy London, Damien Hirst and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The talk will, as the title suggests be a summary of his career up until this point. 

Details and Bookings

San Jose: Letterpress Notebooks Workshop
Dec
11
1:00 pm13:00

San Jose: Letterpress Notebooks Workshop

Whether you are new to letterpress or have some experience, come to this workshop and choose wood and metal type, as well as engravings and dingbats to print on the cover of compact notebooks (approx. 6" x 8"). Each participant will learn about setting type as well as about the old-school charm of the letterpress process, and each will be able to print six notebook covers. These could be the perfect answer to some of your holiday gift dilemmas.
• Print six notebooks per person, $45. Limited to six people.
Sign up on Eventbrite

Bulgaria (and Online!): FontFabric workshop
Dec
10
Dec 11

Bulgaria (and Online!): FontFabric workshop

FontFabric announce their first workshop "Making font together," which will be held on 10 and 11 December (Saturday and Sunday). The event aims to develop a typeface participants have already got underway

You can participate online with photos of sketches, screenshots or work files for those of you wanting to get involved remotely...  The deadline for entries is December 4th. Link to participate: workshop.fontfabric.com

The number of participants is limited to 10 people. The total cost for both days is 100 lev (for students - 50 lev).
 

Brisbane: DesignFinds
Dec
1
6:00 pm18:00

Brisbane: DesignFinds

Design Finds is an intimate exploration of the nature of Queensland design, its past and inspirations — a joint initiative between State Library of Queensland’s Asia Pacific Design Library and Queensland Memory.

In collaboration with our community of visual communicators, Jennifer Marchant and Nicole Phillips, this event delves deeply into the John Oxley Library and Australian Library of Art collections to uncover long-forgotten treasures.

On display alongside their items, Jennifer and Nicole have generated their own creative responses to their findings and have reflected on their experience and creative process in creating new outcomes inspired by remnants of Queensland’s graphic design past.

 

Bookings here (numbers limited)

Los Angeles: TypeEd's Before Desktop Publishing with Briar Levit
Nov
30
6:30 pm18:30

Los Angeles: TypeEd's Before Desktop Publishing with Briar Levit

In the photosetting days of the 60s, 70s, and early 80s, getting type set was quite the expense. You were paying for the skills of a typesetter, as well as the materials used to print out galleys, not to mention the overhead for running a type shop! What was a small business with regular advertising needs and little budget to do?

We'll be chatting with Briar Levit about the era before the so-called digital revolution of Desktop Publishing, a smaller — albeit important — democratization of design production had already occurred with a selection of affordable, commercial quality in-house typesetting methods. 

 

Details and bookings

Melbourne: Copperplate Uppercase Weekend
Nov
26
Nov 27

Melbourne: Copperplate Uppercase Weekend

26th and 27th November at Rotson Studios (Fitzroy), Melbourne

2-day workshop focused on the Copperplate Uppercase letters.

Guides, historical context and examples of contemporary works included in the session. Feel free to experiment with brush pens as well!

* Level: Please note that existing knowledge of the Copperplate lowercase alphabet is required.

You will learn:

  • The difference between calligraphy, lettering and typography;
  • The tools used to write each script: broad nib pen, flexible pen, ruling pen, bamboo pen and flat brush;
  • Historical examples plus contemporary artworks by professional calligraphers and artists;
  • The fundamental elements of the letter: the strokes;

You will learn that calligraphy directly reflects the movement of the hand. Practising calligraphy is connecting your brain with your hand and your eye. It is also about having fun and learning by doing!

Time: 10am – 2.30pm

Weekend workshop: $160

BOOK YOUR SPOT HERE: http://www.mariamontes.bigcartel.com/product/calligraphy-workshops

This is the link to the complete course outline: http://www.mariamontes.net/calligraphy-workshop/

London: TypeTasting Open Studios Weekend
Nov
26
Nov 27

London: TypeTasting Open Studios Weekend

The Type Tasting studio will be crammed with all things typography and letter related for Open Studios Weekend. Sarah will talk about ‘Why Fonts Matter’ and give you an exclusive preview of the illustrations for her next book ‘How to Draw Type and Influence People’, published by Laurence King early next year.

London: St Bride One Day Adana Letterpress Course
Nov
23
10:30 am10:30

London: St Bride One Day Adana Letterpress Course

This one day course is for the new or aspiring letterpress printer who is looking to set up a simple home studio using the popular Adana platen press.

You will receive instruction in hand typesetting and printing on an Adana, as well as practical points regarding maintenance of the press, workshop management and what to look out for when purchasing equipment.

Cost: £120.00

Facilitator Mick Clayton or Bob Richardson

http://www.sbf.org.uk/workshops/letterpress-courses

Sydney & Melbourne: LOUDER THAN LETTERS
Nov
20
Dec 2

Sydney & Melbourne: LOUDER THAN LETTERS

Louder Than Letters is an insight into the world’s love affair with letters – an exploration of the idea that typography and lettering can be used to take a simple message, and make it mean so much more.

Through mural installations and exhibitions, LTL offers a behind the scenes look at how 14 unique, Aussie artists approach and hone their craft, in a time when typography is more accessible and popular than ever before.

Keep on the lookout for more events (and even a publication) in 2017, as LTL creates continuous opportunities to celebrate craft, bring artists together, and immerse you in the world of letters.

For now keep up to date by following @louderthanletters as you are introduced to the artists over the next few weeks, leading up to the exhibition.

DATES:

• Sunday Walls (Live murals, booze and food) – Sunday 20th NOV at The Lord Gladstone (SYD)
• 'Louder Than Letters' exhibition – Wednesday 23rd NOV at Goodspace Gallery (SYD)
• 'Louder Than Letters' exhibition – Friday 2nd DEC at OSNS, The Abbotsford Convent (MEL)

 

New york: Vernacular Lettering
Nov
19
Nov 20

New york: Vernacular Lettering

Vernacular lettering can provide spirited inspiration for type, but learning how to distinguish the usable from the unusable elements is an important prerequisite. We will look carefully at key differences between lettering and typography, considering both formal and informal traits.

Students will be shown examples of painted lettering, drawn lettering, and cutout lettering from the realm of signage. Students are also urged to bring images of vernacular lettering they have photographed or found.

John will show workshop students how to interpret the "charming" naïveté they perceive in home made letters or nonprofessional painted signage, and then demonstrate how to draw from their impressions any stuff that's worth saving. That stuff, which we call "raw material," can be readily applied either in type design & graphic design if it is utilized with discretion.

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