The 5-week type design programme that you’ve been waiting for starts on 8 June and ends 11 July 2020.
The application form is open. Recall that is always better to apply before the last day fixed on 14 March 2020.
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 Paul Barnes, David Brezina, Louise Fili, Alexandra Korolkova and Martin Majoor. They will speak at the #tptalks20.
The #typeparis20 is an intensive programme that takes place in the heart of Bastille area in Paris. 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. As references are crucial, 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.
We created a place where every kind of design professional can learn about type design in a relatively short amount of time. The programme covers the learning of know-how in typeface design and calligraphy techniques, type history, and modern software practices. A typeface is a combination of different factors that need to work together, and the whole intention of our methods is to assimilate this fundamental principle through practice. During the 5 weeks, the instructors converse daily to keep everyone in the loop and re-adjust each person based on our observations. 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!
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, Hamish Muir founder of Octavo and MuirMacNeil, Nick Sherman, Michelle Phillips and Johannes Conrad Studio Studio Yukiko.
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.
This programme is open to anyone interested to learn type design from scratch. To apply just prepare a A4 sized PDF named “yournamefamilynametypeparis20” that is no larger than 10 MB. If you're not sure about your portfolio, please send it by advance, we will be happy to share some advice. Check the FAQ for additional details. The PDF needs to include the following two sections:
Portfolio No more than twelve graphic/typographic design projects (the limit is 12 pages). These should demonstrate your proficiency in graphic design, typography, lettering and some knowledge of Béziers curves! If a project involves other people please state your role.
Curriculum-résumé as additional page (to the 12 pages above for your portfolio) about your background, including any specific courses or workshops you’ve undertaken; which software applications you are proficient with (at least Adobe Illustrator); and any traditional techniques or skills such as calligraphy and lettering if you have some knowledge of them. Read the testimonials and tips to build a solid portfolio!
Fill out precisely the following form.
Upload your portfolio, pay the € 80 fee to confirm your registration.
The application deadline is midnight on 14 March 2020. Applicants will be informed of their acceptance status by 20 March 2020.
Any incomplete applications will be rejected. Following your payment, you should be redirected to a confirmation page. If you have any trouble with the form or payment process, please contact us.
You will only be accepted onto the programme after full payment of the € 4600 tuition fees (due no later than 10 April 2020). Payment instructions will be provided with the acceptance notification. Please consult the terms and conditions for additional details.
Note: Prices are in Euro and free of taxes. French and EU customer will have to pay the additional 20% French VAT.