Type Camp Bloggin’

Back in Black(letter)

Our April LA camp at the HMCT found us working on blackletter all morning long (yeay! Shelley finally was able to participate in a class!) and then Neuland, and other san serif monoline caps in the afternoon. These classes are often more about interesting techniques than just the letterforms and... Continue Reading.

Brush Lettering in LA

Our first workshops at the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography were not only sold out, but loads of fun as well. We offered classes on Saturday and Sunday to students at Art Center and had attendees from the graphic design, illustration, and photography departments. Everyone learned the brush lettering basics and... Continue Reading.

Shiny and sparkly at Fluevog

We had our first ever intermediate Copperplate lettering camp in Vancouver that focused just on gold and silver pigments. The idea came about in the introduction to Copperplate class that we had at Fluevog the previous year when students mentioned that the wanted to learn more of the techniques that Xandra... Continue Reading.

NEW Type Camp Film!

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.

AdobeMAX : the fun & the film

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... Continue Reading.

First Friday Folded Pen

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... Continue Reading.

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... 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... Continue Reading.

Parallel Pen at Fluevog HQ in Vancouver

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... Continue Reading.