Basic Typography Skills (One-day Workshop) (TYP001-FA)
An in-depth look at typography (designing with fonts) for both beginners and experienced practitioners. This workshop is a working examination of Western typography including lectures on type history, type classification, and contemporary practice. Practical exercises, as well as in-class critiques will help broaden students' understanding of typography practically and critically The class will conduct projects to explore typographic styles, learn correct typesetting practices, and increase design acumen.
The class is Mac-based, but all techniques apply equally to either a Windows or Macintosh-based environment.
Ian Lynam is an art director and writer living in Tokyo. He runs a multidisciplinary design studio that focuses on pan-cultural identity design, motion graphics, editorial design, and apparel graphics. He is a graduate of Portland State University (B.S., Graphic Design) and California Institute of the Arts (M.F.A. Graphic Design). His most recent book is Parallel Strokes, an inquiry into the crossroads of graffiti and type design. He writes for Idea Magazine, Font Magazine and is a co-founder of and design editor for the Japanese cultural journal Neojaponisme.
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