Ljubljana Type Design Workshop

Ljubljana Type Design Workshop

29th Tipo Brda winter workshop; Application date extended: 11 Jan 2016
8–13 February 2016

This winter we organize a workshop in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, at Vodnikova domačija Šiška. The house of writing, reading and storytelling sounds like a perfect place to challenge your type design talents. This season the focus is on effective workflow from sketches to the font. As usualy we start the workshop fully hands-on and kick off with drawing the type. Further on we continue building a firm concept for a type or a type family. Later, each participant work on his/her individual typeface in a digital environment. On the last day, the designs of all participants are evaluated and exhibited as large high quality prints.

Methods and techniques
Along
 basic and advanced lectures on type design you get known with drawing skills like TypeCooker, double pencil, bamboo pen calligraphy and stenciling letterform components. You will be guided step by step throughout the digital workflow: scan prepration, correct vector paths, curve optimization, automated tasks and prototyping the font.

Daily routine
A lecture with demonstration at 10 am, individual work during the day, group consultations at 5 pm. Morning coffee and croasants are served at 9 am, lunch at 2 pm, dinner at 7 pm, refreshment breaks anytime of the day.

Mentors
Professor Lucijan Bratuš, calligraphy master, asistant professor Domen Fras, typography teacher, asisstant Marin Šantič, type designer.

Who can participate?
Students of graphic design, typography, architecture and all other people interested in designing type. We expect some basic experience with type, but there is also a place for greenhorns. Our agenda is to connect people with different skills and backgrounds. You are welcome to bring your own ideas and sketches of type you want to work on them.

Tools needed
Bring your favourite drawing tools (fineliners, markers, pencils, pens, white-out, a sketchbook, …). A laptop computer is required, we prefer the application Glyphs. However, if you work with any other font editor this is not an obstacle. The workshop crew will provide transparent paper and other stationery.

Workshop fee
250 € includes meals and refreshment. We also collect annual Tipo Brda membership (professionals: 30 €, students: 15 €) for all the participants. Only bank transfers are accepted. The complete sum needs to be paid in advance by 22 Jan 2016. In case of cancellation we keep 10 % administrative costs.

Application process
Briefly present your type design projects if you have them already or just add a link to your portfolio. Tell us something about you: name, faculty, country, phone, your skills etc. Keep it short and sweet.
Send it to info (at) tipobrda (dot) com – deadline: Wednesday 6 Jan 2016. Monday 11 Jan 2016.
Wait for notification by Friday 8 Jan 2016 Wednesday 13 Jan 2016 – we will get in touch with all the participants to inform you with additional details.

If you have any questions, just ask.

Looking forward to meet you at our workshop.

Tipo Brda winter 2016 crew: Lucijan, Domen, Marin & Malvina.