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Draw Your Own Type - A Primer


Tue 27 May 2014, 8:00pm–9:15pm

Where: Bean Laneway Cafe, 181 George Street, Brisbane CBD, Queensland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $19.50 ($17.00 + $2.50 fees)
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Curious about typography?

Join Nicole, a designer and typographer who is letter obsessed to learn how to construct and deconstruct letterforms to create expressive typography.

Letters are the foundation for visual language. Visually we experience alphabets as codes to decipher everyday. When we speak we have a unique sound that we pepper with expression and emotion and when we communicate visually we use typography to make sound with volume, tone and inflection.

What will we cover?
- A brief history of typography
- The anatomy of type
- Type classification
- Sound vs symbol
- Type voice (identifying the personality behind typefaces)
- Legibility vs readability (and familiarity) of typographic forms
- Training the eye for subtlety (drawing, contrasting and comparing type)
- Looking at type critically (deconstruction of typographic shapes)
- Abstraction of letterforms (exploring the abstraction of a four letter word to create expressive typography)

What to bring:
- paper
- pens or pencils

See you at the class!