From July 1st to 5th 2019 (20 hours) // From 10 a.m. to 2.15 p.m.
The end of peninsularity
A type design workshop to expand your skills and brains with Bas Jacobs and Joancarles Casasín. Type designers are masters of the black and white 2D universe. But what is that 2-dimensional Cartesian world actually? Can 2D be approached in another way? And if you do that, what are the consequences for your (type) design process?
This subject is gonna be explored coming July in Barcelona (Spain) during a 5-day in-depth type workshop, where the fundament of designing letters will be questioned and investigated. The participants will leave the workshop not only with more knowledge, but also with an expanded view on their own type design process.
Who can apply?
This Summer School workshop is suitable for aspiring type designers who already have a little bit of experience, already made a font themselves in the past, and who are ready to open their mind and expand their skills within an enthusiastic group of people.
Bas Jacobs (Underware) + Joancarles Casasín (TypeTogether)
The instructors are an exotic mix of 2 type designers… After designing typefaces for over 20 years, they both still think type design is the best thing in the world, and want you to think so too.
Born in the Netherlands, where he still lives today. Received his typographic education in the nineties in England and the Netherlands. Since 1999 his time is exclusively devoted to improving the world one typeface at a time with his companions at the pan-European type foundry Underware. Not willing to accept limitations easily. Still dreams about brain-to-brain communication. Interested in languages. And dialects. And slang. And script. And alphabets. And type. Checks email manually.
Born in Barcelona, from where escaped a few years ago. He started his interest in digital typography in the early nineties and since 2005 his work is exclusively devoted to custom type design and font production. Self-taught, writes small tools to make his and other’s life easier and exciting and to flee from the software’s dictatorship. Checks email manually.
Only recently it has become clear that from now on type designers aren’t any longer just designing outlines of fonts, but are mostly designing relations between outlines of fonts. Therefore interpolation will become increasingly relevant in the future of type design, and will logically be an essential aspect within this workshop.
During this Summer School workshop we’re not only going to explore the design of letters (hands-on), but also explore the space in which those letters relate to each other (brains-on). Designing the design, as well as designing the design space these designs live in. And that – well… if everything works out – leads to another, innovative way of looking at your design.