Old School New School: Type Design Program 2017
This five-week typography design course is the first of its kind in Australia, holding a prominent position within the Australian design education framework. Type Design Program 2017 offers a creative alternative beyond the confines of purely academic design education with its special focus on hands-on technique.
During the first phase of the program, students will learn how to work in font-design software to create your first type system and handle the traditional analogue tools of brush and pen to create hand-generated, custom type and lettering with unique form and rhythm.
From there students will continue to push conceptual ideas through these mediums to open new understandings of what typography really is and using these discoveries in exciting new typographic forms and projects. Throughout the course, students will learn:
- Slow typographic knowledge based on penmanship
- Type classifications and families and how to use them
- Type as a visual system
- What makes a beautiful (or rational) font?
- Typography and critical theory.
The program is a strong fit for anyone already working within the profession, or a passionate school leaver who is self disciplined with a mature outlook. A typographic appreciation and a desire to explore is mandatory as is the focus and dedication required to constantly be creative and produce weekly outcomes.
See the Old School New School website for details on how to apply.
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