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I realize "typography workshop" is very vague, which is why I'm looking for input from others who have attended or even assembled workshops for events like TypeCon, et al.

I'm on the board of directors for our local chapter of AIGA in Nebraska (USA). I'd like to consider hosting a one-day or two-day workshop that would allow our local design community to dive deeper into typography-related learning than what is available at most 4-year schools. Obviously I'm not looking to make them experts in 7 hours, but I would at least like to let them get their hands dirty doing something they wouldn't normally do.

Last night I attended the opening of an exhibit of the typographic work of 2nd year design students at Seattle Central Community College. Take note: this is not what you would expect! Jennifer Kennard and her partners in crime teaching animation, photography,printing processes and book arts have nurtured an astonishing level of skill and thought in their students. The show is dazzling. If you want to wonder if you should go back to school, or maybe just lie down and take a long nap and consider becoming a barista instead, take a look: xType Culture Show previewed at http://letterology.blogspot.com/ I think you will especially enjoy the animated "sand serif" alphabet created in sand on a lightbox (most of the animations can be seen online at the letterology link.)

Details of the 2010 annual intensive short course in typeface design, to take place at Reading this summer, are now available on http://www.typefacedesign.org/tdi/TDi2010_A4.pdf . Five very full days, crammed with seminars, feedback on practical work, examination of rare material, and hands-on sessions.

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