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A couple of years back, while cleaning the letterpress workshop at the KABK in The Hague, we had an amazing find. A package that hasn’t been opened for some time. We opened it and found eighteen printing plates in mint condition. The printing plates, we soon found out, were made by Gerrit Noordzij and date back to the late 1960’s. They contain a brief lesson about writing with the broad nib and, once familiar with this basis, writing and drawing some different techniques.

A couple of years back, while cleaning the letterpress workshop at the KABK in The Hague, we had an amazing find. A package that hasn’t been opened for some time. We opened it and found eighteen printing plates in mint condition. The printing plates, we soon found out, were made by Gerrit Noordzij and date back to the late 1960’s. They contain a brief lesson about writing with the broad nib and, once familiar with this basis, writing and drawing some different techniques.

The typeface Guia by Tânia Raposo has been her final project at the type]media Master in The Hague. “Guia” is the Portuguese word for “Guide”. In this guest article on opentype.info, Tânia explains the development of her typeface:
http://opentype.info/blog/2010/07/25/guia-pedestrian-wayfinding/

I have recently graduated from a design program (Concordia University, Montreal) and I am looking for masters abroad that would combine both type design and typography (preferably a one-year program).

I was wondering if anyone has information about the quality of the masters in Advanced Typography taught at the EINA school in Barcelona. Apart from their official website, I have trouble finding extra information and comments about this program.

I am also considering KABK's "Type and Media". However, from the information I have been able to gather, it seems like it much more focused on type design, and much less on typography, am I correct?

Finally, any thoughts about the Centro de Estudios Gestalt (Veracruz, Mexico)? Or other suggestions?

Thanks a lot!

Ruxandra

Hi Everyone,

Currently I'm improving my portfolio to apply to the TypeMedia course at KABK in 2011. I'm working on a bunch of things but I want to make sure my portfolio is solid because I really want to grab one of those 12 spots. This year they have 80 serious portfolio's for 12 spots so it's a bit daunting.

Any tips on what to include and exclude? I plan on posting my type related projects on here to get critiqued when they get to that stage but for now I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions? Or, if you've done the KABK course any advice you could give on either the portfolio or letter of intent?

Royal Academy of Art

Indices : Education : Royal Academy of Art

K.A.B.K., or Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, in Dutch.

Located in The Hague (Den Haag,) The Netherlands.

www.kabk.nl/-/en

Graphic Design and Type Design are part of the curriculum. There is also a one-year Masters' program in typeface design, called Type and Media.

http://typemedia.org/

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