Type Camp Brazil 2012 went off perfectly in the town of Campinas, near São Paulo. It all started when Campinas residents Felipe & Daniel contacted Marina Chaccur about having a Type Camp in their town. After lots of work, it finally happened in September with enormous thanks to Marina, who was able to make it such a success.
It was a true South American event for Marina invited her colleagues to join in the fun, the assistant teachers were Felipe Cáceres from Chile, César Puertas from Colombia, and Fernando Díaz from Uruguay. Laura Serra, our German/Italian typographic illustrator was also there, rounding out the international teaching team.
They were able to make typographic potato prints, chocolate glyphs (yummy!), and have all kinds of fun creating typographic tattoos on various arms and legs. The food was fabulous, the houses were beautiful, and the campers were happy. Does it get any better than that? It all makes me and Stephen Coles wish we could have been there without last-minute international politics getting in the way! Next time perhaps . . . .