Rotterdam, The Netherlands - at RoCo - workshop #01 - September 2010
Since September 2010, I am running workshops inside my Rotterdam Studio. Only 4 spots each time.
Typography and Calligraphy workshops
3. Goals & Aspirations:
Experimental Typography and Calligraphy workshops
are a compressed process to illustrate how hand made
approaches can influence creative agencies who heavily
depended on the digital evolution/revolution on the web.
Creatives research, conceptualize and interact with
ideas only using the web as their main input source,
creating an excessive amount of the "something".
The end result is often flat because of the heavy
influence of the computers.
Each participant is immersed in calligraphy and
its production, creating roman and cursive alphabets
using brushes, wooden sticks and other various tools.
The objective of this excursive is to instill in each
participant the value of a custom made one of a kind
type illustration, while respecting the participants
personal hand style. After this excursive has
been completed words and shapes will be moved
into the digital realm.
The workshop aims to give the confidence and
ability for participants to produce letters by hand.
Ultimately to improve upon their concentration
and customization of creative ideas.
The aim of this workshop is not to deny computer
technology or the web revolution nor neglect is
usefulness. Rather to stress that they are
merely tools in a box to be used and that the
true creative power comes from within.
By blending these two philosophies together,
of hand crafted practices and the digital revolution,
we hope to promote and enlarge the creative
possibilities through deeper research.
Schools & Institutions:
Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany
Get Set Festival, Porto, Portugal
Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, DK
Don't Believe the Type, The Hague, NL & China
Anadolu Universy, Eskisehir, Turkey
William De Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, NL
British Hg. School of Art and Design, Moscow, Russia
Escola Superior de Estudos Industrias e Gestao, PT
UniverCidade, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Marimbondo Art institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
University of Brasilia, DF, Brazil
FUMEC, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
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