Typography (Summer Evenings)

Typography is simply the visual manipulation of the printed or digital word. Yet, while typography can bring great insight into how text functions, can enhance clarity within project management and cultivate the skills required to produce really successful visual communication, so many people remain utterly intimidated by it! This course is designed to help everyone, from the newcomer to the professional to find confidence in their own typographic voice...

Taught by: Stephen Barrett.

Description

Typography is simply the visual manipulation of the printed or digital word. Yet, while typography can bring great insight into how text functions, can enhance clarity within project management and cultivate the skills required to produce really successful visual communication, so many people remain utterly intimidated by it! This course is designed to help everyone, from the newcomer to the professional to find confidence in their own typographic voice. We begin by exploring basic elements and the principles for their effective and creative use. Key areas covered include; choosing typefaces and how to get the best from all those on offer; identifying the assorted typographic voices which surround us everyday; strategies for working with different kinds of texts, from looking at content analysis to finding inspiration in the richness of language itself; ways to give your work authority through use of structure; and all those details, which when well-managed, can transform ordinary work into something truly extraordinary. Ideas presented are explored visually through projects embracing both type as information and type as art. Project crits motivate group interaction and discussion. Please note that this course is a computer free zone.

Tutor information

Stephen Barrett graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2007. From 2008–14 he was a designer at Fraser Muggeridge studio working with clients such as the Barbican, Camden Arts Centre, Henry Moore Institute, Serpentine Gallery, Tate and Whitechapel Gallery. In 2014 he set up his own design practice. He teaches Graphic Design at the University of East London and has lectured and conducted workshops at Winchester School of Art, Minneapolis College of Art and Design and Typography Summer School 2010–12.

www.stephenbarrettstudio.co.uk


Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • Notebook
  • A3 Layout pad 
  • Ruler 
  • Pencils 
  • Rubber
  • Masking Tape
  • Any old magazines that you don't mind cutting up

Details for booking

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