Description

This workshop will guide you through how to create an alphabet by hand using only a small set of basic geometric shapes.

You will be stepped through the process of development and refinement so that your letterforms feel consistent. Gradually you will design a whole alphabet and be shown how to test the letters in word combinations to expose flaws in your design to refine a consistent, usable alphabet.

Your sensitivity to letterforms, spacing and shaping of letters and words will improve to make you a better typographer and better graphic designer.

Unlike handwriting, typography is a consistent visual framework, and it is this framework that makes a typeface work effectively as a system of letters. Many designers have explored different methods of creating letters from a reduced palette of shapes or modules. This restrictive system of letters made from modules is a quick and dynamic method to build your own letter creations to allow for new and surprising letterforms to emerge.

About Madeline Deneys from Old School the New School for Design & Typography

This workshop is presented by Old School the New School for Design and Typography – Melbourne’s rebellious and uniquely typographic design school. The instructor is the School’s loyal comrade Madeline Deneys, a graphic designer and type nerd whose love for sharing knowledge, inspiring a vision and creating vibrant, thoughtful work is infectious. Madeline relishes in the process, usually with an element of handcraft, and usually typography related.

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Class Schedule

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 8:00 -9:30 pm

What you will learn
  • Improve your sensitivity to letterforms, spacing and shaping of letters and words
  • Create an alphabet by hand using only a small set of basic geometric shapes.
  • Learn how to test the letters in word combinations to expose flaws in your design to refine a consistent, usable alphabet.
What you will get
  • All materials are provided!

What to bring
  • Just yourself.
  • If you like, a sketchbook of any ideas you might have for your letters.
What to wear

Casual and comfortable clothing


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Work-Shop

Vendor sincce 2014

Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.

From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Northern Rivers, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.

1.) LIABILITY WAIVER

  •  Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
  • Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.

I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.

2.) PHOTO & VIDEO

I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)

3.) REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

4.) CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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