Participants of the workshop will be experimenting with the shapes and structure of greek letterforms through their exposure to historical artefacts. They will be introduced to the basic principals of greek type design and its challenges, (repetition of design elements, terminals, contrast, direction of stress) by exploring various ways of critically implimenting research into design practice. The collection of resources is drawn from lesser known formal scribal hands (9th-12th century) and on informal hands of the 19th century. Viewing and understanding resources in their historical context as an informed way to experiment and make design decisions and is a key focus point of the workshop.
Mon & Tue: 14.00 - 18.00
Wen & Thu: 9.30 - 18.00
Friday: 9.30 - 13.00
13.00 - 15.00 – presentation of workshop results
Different schools of greek calligraphy as models of designing type.
Case study: the greek Didot and the loop.
Greek lowercase letterforms: structure and typographic rhythm.
Type 1 vector curves and node placement.
Number of participants: 15