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TypeJuly - Mark Van Wageningen (Novo Typo)

ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
20 hours
Summer / Short course
Scholarships available

Program description

TypeJuly - Mark van Wageningen (Novo Typo)

Type and color

Why do type designers traditionally think in black and white? The world is colorful, the web is colorful, Hollywood does not produce any black-and-white movies anymore... Only type designers continue to think in these restrictive terms. Why?

Typographers today are living in the Golden Age of design. Let us open up our imagination and add some color in our letters. Readability and legibility are highly overrated approaches in modern typographic communication. Join us for a workshop of construction and deconstruction of the basic shapes of letters.

Admission requirements

Basic drawing skills and basic experience in Adobe Illustrator / InDesign / Photoshop and or Glyphs are desirable.

Who can apply

Everyone with an obsessive interest in type design or typographic design.

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Program content

First we start with sketching a systematic grid which can be used as a blueprint for a chromatic typeface. Can we deconstruct a typeface with color? What is the difference between high and low contrast in form and in color? Which colors do you choose? What are the basic color theories? How are font size and color contrast connected? What are the three parameters of a multicolored typeface design? As a graphic designer or typographer, your primary task is to organize information. Can color be a helpful tool in the editorial organization of text? Can we transform a letter from static to a dynamic image? Will color be the new Bold?

This workshop will have a strong focus on design-research, drawing, sketching and experimenting with color and type. As a result we will focus on construction and deconstruction within this concept and will not necessarily end with a completed and finished design product. It will be awesome!

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Tuition fees

Total cost of tuition: €625

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ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering

ELISAVA, Barcelona School of Design and Engineering, promotes education, knowledge and research in the fields of design, engineering and communication. With more than 50 years of experience, it has trained more than 17,000 students and it has established itself as...

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Why study at ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering

If you want to study engineering or design, this is your home.

Of course, you're not just going to study here... you're going to discover theories and tendencies, you're going to question pre-established ideas, you're going to experience new ways and build alternatives. We will give you the best tools to achieve it; your creative energy sets the pace.

You are our present and the future. We want to empower your abilities, lead you and connect you with the professional environment to enable your dreams so that they come true. We believe in a better world and we believe we can transform it. We're ready.

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ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering

La Rambla 30-32
08002 Barcelona Catalonia

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