I am currently helping out at Anikst design for the next month and a half, where I’m learning a lot about making/ designing books, which is great!
Before that, I was given the opportunity to teach for a day at an art college in Stockport, near Manchester. Lucy Brown, who used to teach us in typo and who is now a full time tutor at that college, invited me to hold a day-long typography workshop with the second year illustration students.
Frankly, I was a little nervous about this, as I have never stood before a class. Everything went well though, the teaching staff at Stockport, as the students were all so very kind and friendly, I felt at ease the whole day through.
For the workshop, I had them design a typeface each by making them experience a very intuitive and spontaneous process. During a first part, they were given very quick paced five minutes workshops, where they were asked to put on to paper anything that came remotely close to a word i’d chosen. After that, we put to the walls all the ideas they had had during the first part. These visual ideas became the inspiration for their typeface design.
fun and playful typefaces!
It was a great experience! Everyone seemed to be motivated to participate, the atmosphere was really relaxed and friendly. I enjoyed this day a lot!
I hope you all are having a great time!