Type Camp Bloggin’

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... 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... 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... 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... Continue Reading.

Type Drawing and Selection at Adobe

Type Camp returned to the cool San Francisco offices of Adobe in March – and we had so many people that we had to get an even bigger room, with a totally cool whiteboard wall (Alexandre was thrilled).

This has become one of my favourite workshops, with 2 completely (unexpected)... Continue Reading.

All of my new old friends

I would never in a million years imagine how much my life has been enriched by the people that start off as campers and then end up as my friends and colleagues for years to come.

In the past month, I’ve been able to visit former campers from Galiano Island... Continue Reading.

Goblin type with (non-goblin) kids

My favourite camp of 2014 was not India or Galiano or even Facebook or AdobeMax, although I loved them all (really!). The one that will stay with me for years to come was our short workshop with the 4th & 5th graders at the Montessori school in Regina, Saskatchewan.

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