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Type Meet Up

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type meet up headerType Meet Up a peer lead group for students interested in typography who are interested in meeting to workshop, engage in discussion and critique, share type tips and support skill-building and exploration.

Type Meet Up is run by Lauren Peters-Collaer and Brian Lee, both AAS GD students and is open to any student interested in Typography.

All Meet Ups will have a short presentation followed by a workshop. Participants must bring laptop with them.

Type Meet Up with Lauren
Thursday, Nov 5 | 12:30 – 3:30pm

Introduction: Type basics 101, vocabulary, families and type crimes. Share sources of inspiration and get support with work in progress.

Type Meet Up with Brian
Sunday, November 8 | 12:30 – 3:30pm

Introduction: Type basics 101, vocabulary, families and type crimes. Explore typographic resources, books, websites, museums, and exhibitions. Introduce three basic typefaces with famous designers who use them well:

Akzidenz-Grotesk: EWS Design
Didot: Fabien Baron
Futura: Barbara Kruger

How to use fonts effectively: the versatility of Akzidenz-Grotesk, how not to use Didot, the aesthetics of Futura, etc. and get support with work in progress. 

Type Meet Up with Brian
Sunday, November 15 | 12:30 – 3:30pm

Playing with type: Use type both semantically and syntactically. Using typography to express meaning, followed by discussion and critique.

Type Meet Up with Lauren
Thursday, November 19 | 12:30 – 3:30pm

Playing with type: Use type both semantically and syntactically. Using typography to express meaning, followed by discussion and critique.

Type Meet Up with Brian
Sunday, November 22 | 12:30 – 3:30pm

Designers see and use type in different ways, from those who use formal principles to those with a more free form approach (Vignelli to Carson). Discuss type as related to graphic design, fashion editorial, advertising, web, and identity. Choose an image and a font to express a style of design. There will be two rounds of critique and design.

AAS GD Type Meet Up with Lauren
Thursday, December 3 | 12:30 – 3:30pm

Bring an example of found type to share and discuss. This could include something historic, hand drawn, photographed on a walk. Discuss aesthetics. Is there a universal standard in design? Look at the work of designers with different points of view, like Vignelli versus Scher, Sagmeister versus Fili, etc. Choose two designers and typeset or hand draw their names in styles that reflect their work. Discuss & critique.

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