Morning session 10:00–13:30 My wild alphabet
Using brushes, ink and bold marker, we draw letters, work with the mass of lines and empty space. We devise an original (unorthodox) shape for a letter and then develop a whole alphabet out of this one letter. This requires an analysis of the basic elements of letter anatomy, thickness of lines and aspects of the technique. Each letter should end up with at least four variations. In the next (parallel) workshop the handwritten alphabet can be converted into a digital typeface.
Afternoon session 14:30–18:00 Wild, wild typographic poster
Experiments with lettering. The clumsy instrument and atypical hand movements lead to unexpected and thrilling results. Next we take some proverbs and use them to build the poster’s composition. We also work with trivial, everyday phrases. We finish the workshop off with contraform. Outcome of the workshop: a whole collection of hand lettered posters.