'A Type Thing' is a new bi-monthly lettering meet-up presented by Melbourne based lettering collective, General Type Co, in collaboration with Work-Shop.
The aim of these meet-ups is to bring type enthusiasts from all backgrounds together to exchange ideas, knowledge and share their love of letters. Each themed session will be hosted by a guest artist, who will give a short presentation on their progression as a lettering artist, sharing tips, tricks and tools of the trade, and presenting an activity/ challenge for guests to participate in.
With an emphasis on 'learning by doing' and hands-on experimentation, a range of art materials will provided for each session. If you have any favourite materials that you're working with, we encourage you to bring those along to experiment with and share with others.
Whether you're a practising lettering artist, graphic designer, or simply have a 'thing' for letters, we encourage you to come along for a fun night of lettering and learning with like-minded people.
A TYPE THING #1
We're excited to have lettering artist and graphic designer, Letter-Boy hosting the first instalment of A Type Thing, presenting his take on the theme 'Blackletter’.
Originally from Sweden and now based in Tokyo, Letter-boy has produced work for well known global brands such as Ikea and Chloe, while keeping true to his skateboarding roots on collaborations with brands like Nike SB and Polar Skate Co.
If you haven't already, go check out his Instagram feed @letter_boy for loads of mesmerising video clips which demonstrate his meticulous attention to detail. Whether it be with pen, marker or brush - Letter-Boy is a master of them all.
ABOUT A TYPE THING
A Type Thing is a bi-monthly lettering meet-up run by Melbourne collective, General Type Co in collaboration with Work-Shop.
Keep up to date with news, events and lettering inspo by following @a_typething on Instagram!
- Exchange ideas, knowledge and share a love of letters with fellow type enthusiasts
- Guest artist, Letter-Boy, will give a short presentation on his progression as a lettering artist, sharing tips, tricks and tools of the trade
- Participate in a group challenge/ activity with a focus on hands-on experimentation and using a range of art materials provided
- Insights and ideas from some of Australia's (and the world's) most influential lettering artists.
- Assorted materials
- Beer/ Wine
- Good times
- A love of letters!
- Bring along any materials you'd like to experiment with / share with others
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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
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.
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)
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.