Description

Ever wanted to turn your sketches into a working typeface?

This workshop will see participants working on letterform designs from sketch through to screen. Participants will have a chance to develop font ideas on paper and then be introduced to designing fonts using type-specific software (Fontlab).

This full day session will cover letterforms basics and structure, sketching and concept refinement, through to computerised design development.

This course is best suited to designers and letterers with a decent comprehension of typography and moderate to advanced skills in Adobe Illustrator.

About Mary Faber & Alice Lo

Mary Faber recently returned to New Zealand from London where she worked at Dalton Maag – an international typeface design company. A detail fiend, Mary revels in using historic designs to develop new typefaces that dabble in the past.

Alice Lo’s typographic style is often described as experimental, geometrically focused, with a mechanical eye that is heavily influenced by the grid.

Mary and Alice joined forces earlier this year to become Faber & Lo, a typographically focused branding and design studio.

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Class Schedule

Sunday, 26 July 2015, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

What you will learn
  • Work on letterform designs from sketch through to screen.
  • Get a chance to develop font ideas on paper and then be introduced to designing fonts using type-specific software (Fontlab).
  • Learn all about basics and structure, sketching and concept refinement, through to computerised design development.
What you will get
  • Photocopied notes
  • Tracing paper
  • Grid/graph paper
  • Mechanical pencil
  • Erasers

What to bring
  • Laptop with free trial version of Fontlab installed - http://old.fontlab.com/font-editor/fontlab-studio/download-fontlab-studio/
  • You are welcome to bring any sketches you have for critique/development
What to wear

Casual

Appropriate for

Best suited to designers and letterers with a decent comprehension of typography and moderate to advanced skills in Adobe Illustrator.


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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. 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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