TypeLab at Typographics
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The TypeLab at Typographics 2018 will host a series of hands-on work­shops, demos, inter­views, and experiments, June 14–17.

Keeping with its alternative roots, the TypeLab is a space for informal events to complement the main schedule of the Typographics conference – like a multi-day typographic hackathon.

Hours and access

Thu, June 14 Free and open to the public
Fri, June 15 Open to attendees of the Typographics conference (registration required)
Sat, June 16 Open to attendees of the Typographics conference (registration required)
Sun, June 17 Free and open to the public

The TypeLab will be held mostly in the Room LL101 at 41 Cooper Square, just across the street from where the main Typographics conference is held.

TypeLab’s schedule is curated by Petr van Blokland and will constantly evolve until the final event has ended, allowing for spontaneous alterations and additions as space and time allow. The schedule is always subject to change at any time without notice.

TypeLab events are being planned and will be posted in the coming weeks. For updates and announce­ments, join the Typographics mailing list and follow @TypographicsNYC on Twitter.

  • TypeDay Thursday, June 14 (Open to the public)

    12–1:30pm
    Spencer Charles, Kelly Thorn: Stencils workshop
    1–3:30pm
    Petr van Blokland, Claudia Mens, and others…: Portfolio Reviews (type, typography or graphic design). Don’t be shy. Ask the people at TypeLab.

    For students and recent graduates. You want to apply for graduate school, an internship, a job or start your own studio.
    Tips and tricks from “the old guys & gals”

    1–1:30pm
    Petra Docekalova: Czech calligraphy, lettering, sign painting
    1:30–2pm
    Petr van Blokland: The art of designing design spaces for Variable Fonts
    2–3:30pm
    Ina Saltz: Calligraphy with Color: a panoply of tools and materials

     

    2–2:30pm
    Jean-Baptiste Levée: Pattern algorithms applied to type
    2:30–3pm
    Dina Ruzha: The most curious kinds of Cyrillic calligraphy - ligature ornamental script - Vyaz
    3–3:30pm
    Petr van Blokland, Claudia Mens: DesignDesign.Space: Online live workshops, personal coaching and virtual sabbaticals
    3:30–6:30pm
    Petr van Blokland, Claudia Mens, and others…: Critiques & feedback

    Bring any design, sketch or question for reference and feedback.
    A free individual Design Design Space workshop of 15 minutes.

    3:30–4pm
    Connor Davenport: Relationship between technology and source material
    4–4:30pm
    Erik van Blokland: Applying for TypeMedia in The Hague
    4:30–6:30pm
    Amy Papaelias, Indra Kupferschmid, Ulrike Rausch, Karolina Lach, Naomi Abel, Inga Plönnigs, Dyana Weissman, Veronika Burian: Alphabettes Variety Show broadcast
    7pm
    Closing Type Day
  • TypographyDay Friday, June 15 (Conference registration required)

    11am–1pm
    John Downer: Brush lettering
    11am–1:30pm
    Richard Lipton: Calligraphy demo
    11am–1pm
    Ying Chang: Flourished script lettering
    11:30am–12pm
    Tim Brown: How tools can augment designers
    12–1pm
    Tim Brown: How tools can augment designers Forum discussion
    12:30–2pm
    Richars Meza: Democratype mini-workshop
    12:30–1pm
    Petr van Blokland: Rapid Prototyping for designers: the best way to solve killing deadlines.
    1–3pm
    John Downer: Brush lettering & speedball lettering
    1–1:30pm
    Grendl Lofkvist, Vivien Park: Type Anatomy and Classification Research
    1:30–2pm
    Denise Gonzalez Crisp, Douglas Riccardi, Richard Lipton, Noël Claro, and others…: Critiques: Get your work reviewed.
    2:30–3pm
    Sindy Ethel: Lettering in Packaging and Advertising
    3–6pm
    Petr van Blokland, Claudia Mens, and others…: Critiques: Have your process reviewed [room 104]
    3:30–5pm
    Critiques portfolios
    4–4:30pm
    Ryan Bugden: Bézier Game [room 104]

    The second annual event aims to demystify the curves we use for digital letter drawing by reviewing their origin, outlining best practices, and finally pitting visitors against each other in a fast-paced drawing game

    4:30–5pm
    Thomas Jockin: Creating a Variable Font for Low-Proficiency Readers [room 104]
    6pm
    Closing Typography Day
  • ToolDay Saturday, June 16 (Conference registration required)

    11am–3pm
    John Downer: Brush lettering continues
    11am–1pm
    Petr van Blokland, Erik van Blokland, and others…: Critiques & feedback: Bring your work.
    11–11:30am
    Arnold Hoepker: Learn By Doing
    11:30am–12pm
    Stephen Cronin: Usage of Variable Fonts in CSS
    12–12:30pm
    Ringo R. Seeber: Improve productivity by organizing files and folders and related tasks for graphic designers
    12:30–3pm
    Ethan Cohen: Blackletter Calligraphy Demo
    12:30–1pm
    Gor Jihanian: Leap motion sensor data and midi controllers to interact with variable fonts.
    1–2:30pm
    Critiques with TypeTogether: Bring your work
    1–2pm
    Julie Harris: The Uncanny Valley of Type [room 104]
    1–1:30pm
    Benedikt Bramböck: Setting standards - characterset tools.
    1:30–2pm
    The current state of Glyphs
    2–2:30pm
    Tina Cho: Typography in PowerPoint: Kerning, Leading and More! [room 104]
    2:30–3pm
    The current state of RoboFont
    3–6pm
    Glyphs demo sessions
    3–6pm
    RoboFont demo sessions
    6pm
    Closing Tool Day
  • CodingDay Sunday, June 17 (Open to the public)

    10am–6pm
    Petr van Blokland: Workshop Scripting for graphic designers

    Bring your sketches, moleskins, pencils, designs and laptops
    Find the parameters in your design
    Generalizing one-off into kind-off
    Sketching algorythms and and pseudo code
    Sketching with code and pencil
    Designing classes, behavior and time-lines
    Entry-points for DrawBot and PageBot
    How to proceed and develop

    Please RSVP for this workshop

Schedule specifics are subject to change. For updates and announce­ments, join the Typographics mailing list and follow @TypographicsNYC on Twitter.

The 2018 TypeLab typeface is Brooklyn from Village.

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