Creative Typographic Thinking
Type of Camp
Creative Residential Retreat
The brilliant Daria Lanz has done it again – she perfectly captured the feeling of what it is like to attend a Cultural Immersion Learning camp: excitement and experimentation, learning and laughter.
We did it! The Type Camp teaching team for AdobeMAX 2015 created an amazing day with 80 attendees at the LA Convention Center. The morning started with James instructing everyone on the intricacies of the ‘casual sign painter’s capital’ letterforms. It didn’t take long to figure out a few glyphs and then after a while, everyone was able to start on letter sequences and … continue reading
Our first ‘First Friday Type Camp at Adobe’ of the autumn season! The campers spent the morning figuring out the tool itself, and how to swivel and curve it to achieve a basic italic letterform. After lunch they made their own versions and adjusted them to better suit their own lettering styles and mark making. Xandra demonstrated how to incorporate colour into the … continue reading
Our first Type Camp in LA was one of our most fun ever. We were in the new Book Arts LA space located in Culver City, and will certainly be back there next year. It was a small camp, so we were able to spend a lot of time discussing ideas and methodologies. Xandra discussed her ‘Time is money’ efficiency ideas and … continue reading
I’m a big fan of the type folks at Adobe (nothing against the non-type folks, I just don’t know many of them, I’m sure they’re plenty nice as well), and I’ve been quite vocal about it. One of the reasons that I’ve been so impressed with them lately is the excellent AdobeMAX event. We did a workshop with them last year … continue reading
We always love returning to Fluevog and it was a pleasure to offer one of our newest offerings, parallel pen with Xandra Zamora. We learned blackletter in the morning and then sans-serif casual capitals in the afternoon – but that wasn’t the exciting part . . . this was the first type camp where we were able to use color! As … continue reading
This post was written by one of our new instructors, Chris Rouleau. On Friday, May 15, I joined master calligrapher Xandra Zamora at the Type Directors Club in New York City to teach a Pointed Pen workshop for Type Camp. This was my second time visiting NYC and my first time at the TDC office – it was the perfect … continue reading
We have a load of new camps coming up in the autumn. They’ll be announced by 1 June or 1 July so stay tuned!
Our first Urban workshop at the NYC Type Directors Club was a great success! We sold out our Friday class with a variety of attendees – some were Creative Directors looking to try their hand lettering (instead of farming it out), art directors wanting to revive their creative juices, alumni from Type Camp Bauhaus, graphic designers with an interest in … continue reading
Seriously, Fairgoods wins BEST IN THE WORLD as they produced the most hilarious type specimens ever: ‘Jerk Balloons’ (pictured here in the Analog Research Lab at Facebook HQ). Thanks to Fairgoods for so generously sharing them with our Type Campers in California this March as well as attending even more of our workshops (we love you, too). Type Camp promises to spread … continue reading