Zigzag Zombies! Hands-On Typography Lab

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What’s it all about?

What is the difference between type and hand lettering? What is type?

Prior to the invention of the printing press, countless artists, philosophers and governments developed new models of letterforms that were drastically different to one another. And we’re going to join the ranks and make our own alphabet!

What will we cover?

Typography reaches far beyond the font list under the type menu on the computer. But thanks to the printing press and the computer, letterforms and the alphabet have become homogenized, making it far too easy for us to simply type out words, choose a typeface and go.

We’re going to learn how to make own letterforms (a zigzag zombie!), and let ourselves be more creative and confident with type via a spontaneous and playful approach.

Step away from the keyboard and experience the way that different processes, tools and materials can define the form of letters, focussing on experimental aspects of constructing an alphabet. We will also learn how placement of type in a specific location affects how people interact and relate to specific sites.

Who will be teaching?

This workshop is brought to you by Melbourne’s rebellious design school, Old School the New School for Graphic Design and Typography. The teacher is the School’s creative spirit Veronica Grow who has a wealth of experience teaching design degree students at RMIT the craft of typography, and also teaches hand made lettering and typography at Old School.