1 5 September 2022
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Workshop

Enjoy the beautiful city of Ljubljana, join type design legend Laura Meseguer for one of her infamous stencil type workshops at this year’s Type Days, and Domen Fras for one of his infamous type walks through his home town. Register now.

Participants receive an extended trial license and can purchase their own full license at a discount.

Workshop: create your own stencil type

1–5 September 2022

Creating typefaces: 1–3 September

The students will develop a coherent stencil set of letters step by step. This set will be as extended as possible, and big enough so as to work with sentences and words to create a set of graphic pieces.

Exhibition and presentation: 5 September

The students will exhibit the sketches, the parts, the ‘typefaces’ and present the applications.

Methodology

You can start working in two different ways:

  • From a calligraphic sketch. Students will work with double pencil on the basis of Carolingian calligraphy. Previous knowledge is not necessary but will be advantageous.
  • From existing vernacular sources. Students can carry out preliminary research into the vernacular letters that are present in their city and bring good frontal photos.
    Workflow

Students will be encouraged to work in groups of 2–3 people. Letters can be created just by hand, or by hand and a computer – if the latter, the attendees need to be skilled in vector drawing, ideally in a font editor.

Where?

Academy of Fine Arts and Design
University of Ljubljana
Erjavčeva cesta 23
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Who?

Laura Meseguer

For Whom?

Max 18 participants

How Much?

EUR 365
Early bird (until 1 July): EUR 330

Language

English

Prerequisites

You will need pencils, double pencil, markers, an eraser, cutter, ruler, graph and transparent paper. To transfer sketches into the digital environment, your own computer with a font editor or vector editor.

Type walk: types and faces of Ljubljana

Sunday 4 September, 10–12am

A type walk leads us through the material, historical, cultural and linguistic diversity of letterforms in the center of Ljubljana. While searching for their common design features, we will pay attention to vivid compositions of inscriptions, unusual ligatures and thoughtful diacritical marks. The concept of a walk adresses a very important skill decisive for the typographic education. How to observe the type? How to understand what you are looking at?

Where?

Academy of Fine Arts and Design
University of Ljubljana
Erjavčeva cesta 23
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Who?

Domen Fras

Language

English