'A Type Thing' is a new quarterly 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.
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A TYPE THING #2
We’re excited to have iconic Melbourne sign painter Larry Stammers of Sign Vision hosting the second instalment of A Type Thing, presenting his take on the theme ‘Casual’.
Establishing his sign painting business in 1981 (back when every sign was painted by hand with a mahl stick and sable hair brush), Larry has seen a lot of changes in the industry during his career. Passionate about keeping traditional hand lettering techniques alive, Larry still paints signs by hand today and is inspiring the next generation of sign painters by running regular workshops at his studio in Ivanhoe.
In this session, Larry will talk about how he got started, the early days of signwriting and show various tools of the trade, followed by a short tutorial demonstrating casual lettering. Participants will then have the chance to pick up a brush and get lettering! Larry will offer tips, tricks and advice throughout the evening, so whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned sign painter, you’re sure to get plenty out of this ‘casual’ session!
Beware, signwriting can be addictive, and you will attract many admirers!
You can check out more of Larrys work on Instagram @signvision_melbourne
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
Vendor since 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, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. If you do miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email email@example.com to organise a refund or transfer.
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 text message or 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)
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund.
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 text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.