This programme is open to anyone interested to learn type design from scratch [check the Summer24 page for details]. To apply, just prepare a A4 sized PDF (we prefer landscape!) named “yourname-familyname-typeparis24” 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. Your PDF needs to include the following two sections:
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. Read the interviews of our alumni and follow their advice to build a solid portfolio!
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.
Explain why you want to apply
Finally, the online form ask you to write 250 words (maximum) describing your interest (and experience is a plus) in typeface design and lettering. This will help the jury to learn more about you and your motivation.