Tipo Brda workshop (39th)

Tipo Brda workshop (39th)

Summer type camp in Pliskovica
4 – 9 September 2023

We are thrilled to invite you to our upcoming Tipo Brda workshop in the form of a 6 days long type camp, where you will have the opportunity to expand your type design and lettering skills.

Whether you are a seasoned designer or just starting out, this workshop will provide you with a unique chance to explore the fundamentals and design process. You will learn about the process of designing a typeface from start to finish, including sketching, digitizing, and refining your design. During this hands-on workshop, you will learn about the basics of calligraphy (foundation hand), sketching with double pencil, principles of type design and how to effectively use skills of type design in your projects.

Led by experienced professionals, this workshop promises to be a valuable and rewarding experience for all participants. You will also have the opportunity to network with other designers, exchange ideas and get feedback on your work.

Dates and location
The workshop will take place in Pliskovica, Slovenia between 4th – 9th September. 

Application date: Early bird (15th April. 2023), Regular (15st July 2023).

The workshop fee is 380€ (regular) and 320€ (early birds and students). In case of cancellation we keep 30 % as administrative costs. 
The workshop fee includes accommodation (sleeping in a shared dorm), meals, and needed materials. 
As we literally live together for a week, we expect you to share kindness, be tolerant and give some assistance with the household. This kind of behavior is absolutely rewarding, mostly leading to life lasting friendships.

Daily routine
A short lecture/demonstration in the morning, individual work during the day and group consultations in afternoons. 

Alja Herlah, designer and co-founder of Type Salon, with more than 7 years of experience in the field. She developed the practice of designing typefaces at the Atlas Fonts in Berlin (2016), and continued her career at one of the major typeface foundries Dalton Maag in London (2017-2019), where she collaborated with companies such as Amazon, McDonalds, DHL… Since 2019, she has been a Teaching assistant at Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. She works as a co-founder of studio Type Salon, designs unique typefaces and takes care of visual design where the emphasis is on original typography. 

Usual crew consist of graphic design/typography/architecture students and sometimes other people interested in designing typefaces. We expect some basic experience with type creation or higher interest. Of course, you are welcome with your own ideas and sketches of type you want to explore further on.

Tools needed
Grab black fineliners, markers, pencils, pens, cutter, white-out, ruler, a sketchbook, … basically the gear you rely on most. The workshop organizers will provide other stationery along with already mentioned extra tools.

Via link: https://forms.gle/NzDiay79Ms1fppb47
For any questions write to: tipobrda@gmail.com
After registering via this form, you will receive an e-mail with further information regarding payment (bank account number etc.). The registration fee must be paid within 2 days of the confirmation email. Candidates are officially enrolled into the workshop only after payment.