Sketching Type: Exploring Variables with TypeCooker
with James Edmondson
Sat., Jun. 04 – Sun., Jun. 05, 2016
10:00AM – 6:00PM
location: The Monotype Classroom at Letterform Archive
In this two day intensive, students will learn about TypeCooker, a teaching tool invented by Erik van Blokland to demonstrate the many parameters related to type. TypeCooker also serves as a powerful creativity building technique that quickly forces participants to break free of comfortable drawing habits and tired genres. This course will cover helpful sketching techniques, core principles of type design, and a special emphasis on spacing. Though the tools used in the class will be ordinary—pencils, pens, erasers, white-out—the results will surely not be!
After graduating from California College of the Arts, James received a masters from the TypeMedia program at The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, Netherlands. James lives in San Francisco, and runs OH no Type Company, an independent foundry focussed on display faces and expressive lettering.