Experimental Typography Workshop

Subjects: design, typography

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A collection of exploratory creative exercises, aimed to challenge your typographic knowledge and understanding.

This course is aimed at students of varying level of professional or academic acknowledgement, representing a space for testing new ideas with assorted techniques within the discipline of Graphic Design.

Whether you are a relative newcomer to design practice interested to learn more about Typography, or an experienced designer looking to try out some new things, all will be welcome at the workshop.

Students to the course will participate in various exercises, ranging in both craft and digital mediums, and varying from studio based to out in the field activities in selected locations.

The workshop will adopt a flexible approach towards each individual’s aims, and support each student’s artistic self-exploration and reflection on the work they create. Collaboration within the group will also be encouraged. Documentation will be collected of each days ‘work in progress’ to form a collaborative diary of the workshop. A copy will be printed for each participant.

This is an Experimental Typography Workshop that at times may feature exercises in part using Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and/or Illustrator. Whilst no previous experience with these programs is required, students are expected to be comfortable using an Apple Mac computer. Students are encouraged to bring a digital camera and card reader with them to the workshop, as they may wish to photograph and edit their work during the workshop hours. A materials and tools list maybe recommended.

Course tutor: Jamie Hearn is a practicing Graphic Designer and Artist. Jamie has worked as the Printmaking Artist in Residence at Central Saint Martin’s throughout 2011, where he is also a graduate from the college’s BA Graphic Design course. Jamie has commercial experience having worked for Pentagram, Johnson Banks and Landor Associates.

Start date:
18 January 2012
End date:
20 January 2012
Course duration: Three afternoon sessions

Wednesday 1pm - 4pm ,18 January 2012
Thursday 1pm - 4pm, 19 January 2012
Friday 1pm - 4pm, 20 January 2012

Artupdate Learning

Cotton's Gardens
E2 8DN
United Kingdom

SUBJECTS: design, typography

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