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Learn from renowned professionals and experienced instructors. The #typeparis20 team comprise: Jean François Porchez (founder of TypeParis), Mathieu Réguer, Marc Rouault, Gina Serret, Julie Soudanne and Malou Verlomme. Special sessions planned with Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer and Georg Seifert from Glyphs. Our weekly international confirmed guest critics for #typeparis20 are David Brezina, Louise Fili, Alexandra Korolkova: Expect more suprises in the future! They will speak at the #tptalks20.
In 2020, each Thursday in Paris we will organize the #tptalks20 at Le Tank. Our free talks are open to the public and broadcasted to the world. The amazing evenings involve two speakers and one facilitator. A tote-bag full of typographic goodies is given to all attendees! The evenings run late with conversation, food and drink. Beside the #typeparis20 weekly international guests critics who will speak, new speakers are announced for the #tptalks20: Verònica Fuerte, founder of Hey Studio, Cristiano Bottino, creative director at FM Milano, more to come. In 2019, our speakers were Borja Martínez, founder of Lo Siento, Liza Enebeis, creative director of Studio Dumbar, Maria Montes, Dan Reynolds, Astrid Stavro, Pentagram partner.
The #typeparis20 will takes place in the heart of Bastille area in Paris. Note that the deadline for applications is 14 March 2020. With two sessions a day, each led by a tandem of two instructors, you will receive 340 hours of instruction over the course of five weeks. More details on FAQ. During this period, several visits have been arranged to see notable french institutions and discover the immense and fascinating history of type, including the collections at Bibliothèque Nationale, Bibliothèque Mazarine, Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, Musée de l’Imprimerie and Musée Gallo Romain in Lyon, etc.
€ 4600 tuition-fees cover the #typeparis20 programme, complimentary licenses of type design applications, graphic design equipment and related visits for 5 weeks. The programme is limited to 15 participants in order to guarantee a quality of teaching. Your daily presence is required for the validation of the programme certificate.
The programme is in English and covers the learning of know-how in typeface design and calligraphy techniques, type history, and modern software practices. Attendees will gain knowledge through references and perspectives to help understand the key structure of letterforms. Like any creative discipline, type design is highly subjective, and whilst there are important principles that we teach in detail that should be followed, there is a lot of room for one’s own personal taste.
You will leave the programme with the specialized skills to design professional high quality digital typefaces, lettering and logotypes. In recent years, even with no experience in type design, 80% of the attendees have designed more than one style and all have figured out how to design a family of typefaces to bring style to design projects. Check out the typefaces designed by the attendees as well the ones who received the diploma with distinction!
You are an experienced graphic designer, typographer, web designer or even design school typography teacher.
You are a recent design student graduate, passionate and eager to deepen your typography skills and knowledge.
You want to try an immersive typographic programme in order to gain a better understanding of what it takes to produce professional type designs at a high level of quality.
The attendees came from all over the world!
Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lebanon, Netherlands, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States.
See the results of #typeparis19 on instagram or twitter produced by the people that attended and read the reports on our News section.