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Crafting Type is coming to Chicago!
A 3 day intensive class, morning to evening and Thursday-Saturday, for anyone wishing to start designing type or to quickly move their existing skills forward.
Instructors confirmed are Dave Crossland and Octavio Pardo, with Eben Sorkin and Vernon Adams lined up to keep the student:instructor ratio low if many people sign up.
Pacific Northwest College of Art is hosting the event, and its priced low for students ($300) and professionals ($500) with good discounts for SoTA/AIGA/ATypI/TUG members ($400)
Veronika Burian and Jose Scaglioné are teaching a 4-day workshop on type design and FontLab here in Portland in mid-July. Sign up this month to ensure it actually takes place! Details here: http://www.thomasphinney.com/2011/04/type-design-fontlab/
Saturday, October 23 & Sunday, October 24
9 am–4 pm
Due to high demand, this workshop will be repeated:
Saturday, November 6 & Sunday, November 7
9 am–4 pm
Every creative professional, including the most seasoned designer, can benefit from learning to communicate more effectively with type. This workshop will give you the expert-level typographic skills and aesthetics necessary to visibly improve your type. Gourmet Typography Training will sharpen your eye and reignite your passion for typography.
Session One: 9:00am – 12:00pm
This session teaches the fundamental typographic skills and aesthetics necessary for every designer. Learn to see and understand type and type designs like you've never seen before with a stimulating hands-on exercise, what makes a good typeface, the most common type crimes, and getting the most out of your software (typographically speaking).
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.
LETRA is a creative approach to the Typography world.
After have noticed the gap on this discipline in the city of Madrid (Spain), the Mediodía Chica association got in touch with designers and illustrators who came from different perspectives on this interesting world and offered them to deliver a series of workshops that show their personal approach to typographic creation. Subcoolture give one of these workshops with names like Stereoplastika, Pablo Abad, Luís B and La Galga. The appointment will be a weekend once a month since March to July.
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