ALUO Summer School with Gerry Leonidas

  • Event
  • Ljubljana, participation via online workshop

Interested in entering the type market? Then this 1-week program with type guru Gerry Leonidas is for you. PLUS: free lectures and a free, live-streamed type walk through Ljubljana!

Public Type Walk: Types and Faces of Ljubljana

When?

Sunday, 23 August 2020, morning

Who?

Domen Fras

Where?

Ljubljana. Type walk will be live streamed and accessible to the general public online. Local participants will be able to join the walk upon application.

How much?

Free

For whom?

Open to the public

Links

All info

A type walk leads us through the material, historical, cultural and linguistic diversity of the letterforms in Ljubljana centre. While searching for common design features of the typefaces in the city we will pay attention to vivid compositions of inscriptions, unusual ligatures and innovative diacritical marks.

Lecture Series: Three Public Type Talks

When?

Thursday, 20 August: Identifying genres and styles,
Saturday, 22 August: The type market & career options,
Monday, 24 August: Studying typefaces and detail to improve your briefs.

Who?

Gerry Leonidas

Where?

Online (link will be published on the summer school site)

How much?

Free

For whom?

Open to the public

Links

All info

Summer School: Type Design with Gerry Leonidas

When?

Thursday, 20 August, through Monday, 24 August

Who?

Gerry Leonidas
Supported by Alja Herlah, Krista Likar, Domen Fras

Where?

Online

How much?

EUR 250
Register until 14 July 2020

Prerequisites

You will need pencils, black markers of different widths, an eraser and transparent paper. To transfer sketches into the digital environment, a computer is required with a program to digitize typefaces such as Glyphs (free extended trial licenses provided to participants). And page-setting programs such as Adobe InDesign CC.

Registration

All info and registration

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Detailed program (PDF)

The course begins with an understanding of type genres, and helps participants conceptualise typefaces and plan typeface families. It introduces writing, sculpting, and synthetic methodologies for style consistency. Systematic development across styles and optical sizes is supported with workflow examples and test documents. Beginning participants will develop with a clear understanding of typeface design spaces, and develop skills for translating their sketches into workable fonts that can be used to typeset test documents. Experienced participants will be able to refine their designs, understand how to position typefaces for specific markets, and explore originality and identity within realistic briefs. The material used in the course can be documented, shared, and re-used.

The summer school will be held through an online platform that allows us to interact in both larger and smaller groups. Lectures will be recorded and available to all participants. The online lectures mode is based on the already designed online school of the University of Reading.

The price of the entry fee includes an unlimited access for all online lectures, demonstrations and tutorials. Basic digital handouts will also be provided.