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CBA 015-W23| Experimental Typography - Brush the Letters!!! In-Person with Zenab Bastawala

CBA 015-W23| Experimental Typography - Brush the Letters!!! In-Person with Zenab Bastawala

In-person 2/4-2/5, Sat 9-2 pm + Sun 10-5 pm. ROOM: D-1 380 Cumberland Ave

Maximum Enrollment: 12 LBS

Course Description



Experimental typography gives a variety of approaches to exploring letterforms. It examines a range of possibilities in expressive forms and connects language and syntax with visual communication. This workshop offers the opportunity to question the traditional meaning of a letterform and focus on an expanded abstract idea. It also encourages exploring type in unexpected ways and through unusual mediums.


Weekend Workshop

Tuition: $165 + $25 Studio Fee

2/4-2/5, Saturday 9-2 pm + Sunday10-5 pm

 CEUs: 1.2


Zenab Bastawala headshot



Zenab Bastawala's pockets are filled with types of types. She takes a multi-script and multi-lingual approach while teaching typography and design. She holds an MA in Typeface Design, University of Reading, the United Kingdom, and a Bachelor’s in Visual Communication Design from Swinburne University, Australia. She is a typographer and type designer and an enthusiastic letterpress printer, she conducts typesetting studios and workshops. It focuses on typography theory, book typography, printed text and elaborates on printing techniques from hot metal to cold type. As a sign collector, she curates Sign Walks, an online platform that critically examines urban signages, within the particular contexts, history, and implications within the temporal shifts of cityscapes. Zenab presents her talks on her research about the letterforms found at cemeteries from 14 to 16 century. Insta : @zenbast and @sign_walker Web : www.zenbast.com

Supplies: 2B and 4B pencils, eraser, clear plastic ruler.



All students + faculty are required to:

  • provide proof of vaccination + booster immediately after registration by emailing an image of their vaccination card to cstudy@meca.edu

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