Old School New School for Design and Typography is a practice-led experimental letter-craft laboratory and communication design studio that exists for rebels and dreamers, doers and makers who are seeking the unique design learning they deserve.
First Dimension - Drawing for Typographers
This NEW short course is one of the most important and valuable courses anyone seriously interested in typography could take. Typography, word marks and logos are everywhere. Those created on the computer all have a sameness to them. When we work by hand our thinking opens up, and exciting new forms and ideas are created that have the edge.
Sketching by hand is where it starts, because when it comes to achieving certain letterforms, most methods of making good letterforms come from workings of a specific tool. In Latin type design theory, it is usually the broad-nib pen that plays the biggest role in the making of our letters
Drawing also builds a typographer's skill in analysing the form and structure of everything he or she sees. Drawing abstract structures sharpens a typographer/designer’s perception of compositional relationships and structure. Drawing images that are non-pictorial builds a typographer’s conceptual and interpretive skills and impacts on confidence positively. Drawing strengthens a typographer’s eye and hand.
First Dimension Drawing for Typographers
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Old School NEW STUDIO
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