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Loving it in LA

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

Return to LA & AdobeMAX

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

Pointed Pen in the Big Apple

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

New camps announced soon…

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!

Brush Lettering at the TDC

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

The world’s best type specimens!

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

Type from outside the classroom

While in the Bay Area in March running the 6 (!) camps over 10 days, there were a few other things that I noticed that don’t quite make it into my camp posts, some typographic, some feline, and some neither. Here I have lettering from around Potrero Hill, Madam Flo Coles, lovely Hungarian embroidery lettering, a medieval musical score complete … continue reading

Parallel Pen at Adobe

We were fortunate to hold a second camp at the Adobe building in San Francisco where Xandra helped campers to learn two different parallel pen styles, Blackletter and Neuland. We had two campers from the previous Friday workshop rejoin us as students, and in a great example of how Type Camp is an equal opportunity learning environment, this class also had the … continue reading

Type Camp at the Letterform Archive

Due to so much interest in our Type Drawing and Selection class with Stephen & Alex, we created two additional Saturday classes at the incredible Letterform Archive in Potrero Hill. To be able to discuss all aspects of typography while surrounded by centuries (and millenia!) of typographic history was a dream come true. Campers were able to take photographs of … continue reading

Type Camp at Facebook

Our return to the totally cool Analog Research Lab at the Facebook HQ in Silicon Valley was just as fun as ever. The two workshops sold out in a record 30 minutes (oh my!) so the 24 that attended certainly were eager folks! There was an interesting turn of events in that one of the attendees, Benhem, was mentioned in … continue reading