Type design workshop in Portland, OR.
|When||Jul 13, 2011 11:00 AM to Jul 16, 2011 05:00 PM|
This four-day intensive is a highly engaging, hands-on opportunity for graphic design professionals and students, calligraphers, as well as editorial, information, and industrial designers to work with two internationally recognized type designers and educators. During the first half of the workshop, Burian and Scaglione guide participants through design experiments with the structural elements of lettershapes, review the fundamentals of sketching an alphabet, and present key concepts in contemporary type design. The second half of the workshop covers the design and production of aesthetically and functionally successful fonts. Participants will become proficient in Fontlab, the industry standard in font creation and editing, font conversion, and font utility tools, and in creating type solutions of excellent technical performance. Workshop Sponsored by the Portland Type Company
Prerequisite(s): Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of software applications for Bezier curves editing (Corel, Freehand, Illustrator) is suggested, but no skills are required regarding calligraphy or character design.
Instructor: Veronika Burian and Jose Scaglione
Veronika Burian and Jose Scaglione are the founders and creative directors of TypeTogether, an independent type foundry, www.type-together.com. They specialize on creating typefaces that perform well in continuous reading and that have a high degree of personality.
Veronika Burian is a Czech type designer who regularly lectures on and teaches typography at international conferences and universities. Several typefaces by her and by TypeTogether have won prestigious industry awards, including the fonts Maiola, Karmina, and Bree.
Jose Scaglione is an Argentinian graphic and multimedia designer, working in branding, editorial design and multimedia projects since 1995. He was the co-founder of Vision Media Design Studio in Argentina, served as art director with Multiplicity Advertising and with The Prepaid Press, and teaches typography at the National University of Rosario, Argentina.