Sumner Stone is the principal and founder of Stone Type Foundry Inc. in Rumsey, California. He has designed numerous typeface families and superfamilies. Mr. Stone was the art director and one of the designers of the prize winning ITC Bodoni. Other projects have included the design of initials for the Arion Press Bible and the revival of Frederic Goudy’s Scripps College Old Style type. He is the author of books and articles about type design and typography, and has given many lectures and workshops on these subjects.
In this workshop we will explore modes of creative thinking about letterforms and modes of creating strategies for making them.
These will be an exploration that combines drawing/writing with an examination of conceptual approaches to making typographic systems.
Damiano Bandini loves letterpress, and movable types. This is why he still runs an old letterpress workshop in downtown Faenza, carrying on passion and knowledge handed down from father to son.
La Vecchia Stamperia is a historic workshop (Bottega Storica dell’Emilia Romagna): everything started in 1920, so this workshop has been printing movable types on paper for more than 90 years – and counting.
He has got one of the largest collection in use, of very rare metal block-prints and unique artistic wood ones.
Every letterpress workshop is made of a lot of things: type cases, movable types, composing sticks, type gauges, presses, inks, and so on..
Every typographer has his own personal rules, and passions. Some typographers love big, wood types they use to create beautiful and colored posters. Some of them prefer to work with lead type, at smaller sizes. Sometimes, in a letterpress workshop you’ll find old compositions, forgotten in dusty corners, beautiful clichés and – if you are really lucky – some wood engravings.
Bruno began his career with an apprenticeship as a typesetter at Tages-Anzeiger, Switzerlands largest daily newspaper. He then studied Typography and Visual Communcations at Basel School of Design under Wolfgang Weingart and Andre Gürtler amongst others. After graduating Bruno emigrated to England to work for Monotype where he established their ‘custom type department’, creating fonts for the New Yorker magazine, and others.
Tom Foley is a graphic designer, typographer and type designer currently living and working in London. Tom earned his BA in Visual Communications from Limerick School of Art and Design in 2007 and MA from Central Saint Martins in 2009. Prior to joining Dalton Maag he worked with Polimekanos, Micha Weidmann Studio, Atelier Dreibholz and Atelier David Smith.
In this 2-day workshop participants are lead through the complex maze of how to choose fonts providing detailed insight into the selection criteria.
The workshop is divided into 4 modules, over 2 days, with each module providing a detailed insight into the selection criteria when it comes to choosing a font, through mock design projects, exploring aesthetics, emotional attributes, functionality, legibility, accessibility language support, meeting client needs, logistics and financing.
Richard Rutter is a founding partner of Clearleft, a digital design consultancy and studio based in Brighton, UK. Richard is an accomplished technical author and has spoken around the world about web typography and user experience design. In 2005 he created the much-lauded website The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web, which extols the virtues of what can be achieved on the web in type.
This workshop will show designers and developers how to create websites with engaging, appropriate, distinctive, expressive and readable web typography, which adapts for screens of all shapes and sizes.
Every day millions and millions of people look at text on the web. We’re reading email, newspapers, magazines, blog posts, reviews, reports, gossip, weather forecasts, bank statements, social network updates, and much more besides.
As designers we should be striving to make those reading experiences as good as possible.
Luca Barcellona has his own studio in Milan, where he works as a freelance graphic designer and calligrapher. Letters are the main ingredient of his creations. He teaches calligraphy with the Associazione Calligrafica Italiana and holds workshops and lectures in several cities.
The means of his work is to make the manual skill of an ancient art as writing and the languages and instruments of the digital era coexist.
Among the brands that requested his lettering we can number Carhartt, Nike, Mondadori, Zoo York, Dolce & Gabbana, Sony BMG, Seat, Volvo, Universal, Eni, Mont Blanc, Wall Street Institute.
He recently published his first monographic book “Take Your Pleasure Seriously” by Lazy Dog press.
His study into lettering led him to experience from graffiti to classic calligraphy, up to big wallpainting, typography and letterpress printing.
A deep immersion into the vast world of Calligraphy and his tools through the works of Luca Barcellona, who made of contemporary calligraphy his personal mission and lifestyle.
Street signs, packaging, wine labels, logotypes, tattoos and advertising: calligraphy today is still is everywhere, but how can we recognise a well done lettering? Calligraphy is helpful for every graphic designer and type designer, and is something that everyone should know for their visual culture.