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.
Tuition: $165 + $25 Studio Fee
2/4-2/5, Saturday 9-2 pm + Sunday10-5 pm
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: