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Week #5 Final push!

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After more than one month of hard working, Week #5 was already here, so the programme was about to finalize! But before that, we had a short but intense week with last global reviews to correct, polish and complete as much as possible the two minimal weights required for the final delivery. For a proper… Read more

TPTalks #5: Liza Enebeis + Erik van Blokland

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Last TPTalks of 2019! We couldn’t ask for better speakers to close TPTalks edition: Liza Enebeis and Erik van Blokland were the last guests of this summer, with Jean François Porchez as facilitator. Liza Enebeis, current Creative Director at Studio Dumbar, is directly involved with all main projects such as the visual identity for the… Read more

Week #4 Homestretch

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At week four we all realized that, once again, the programme was reaching the end. It always goes really fast! Last week was completely focused on production: expanding attendees’ typefaces into a fully fledged family, adding more weight variants like italics or expanding the variations in other ways (proportion of the letter, optical sizes…). Obviously,… Read more

TPTalks #4: Maria Montes + Antonio Cavedoni

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Fourth TPTalks of 2019! Again, we were excited to hear from our new two speakers: Maria Montes and Antonio Cavedoni. TypeParis alumni Ruggero Magrì was the facilitator of both talks. Maria Montes, Melbourne-based designer and artist, came from Berlin, where she is spending her vacations before going back to Australia. She is passionate about illustration… Read more

Week #3 Paper to digital

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The programme kept running despite the record-breaking heat in the city. Once again, the week began out of Le Tank. It was time for two new (and last) visits: Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal and Bibliothèque Mazarine. In both libraries, the attendees had the opportunity to look into a large selection of rare printed type books and… Read more

Week #2 Processing & definition

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The second week was exhausting, but at the same time very exciting for the attendees. After a week exploring handmade shapes and its variations, their personal project began to take form! The week started in Paris, but out of the classroom. We visited the François Mitterrand Bibliothèque nationale de France, specifically the Livres Rares department,… Read more

TPTalks #3: Andrea Tinnes + All about TypeParis

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Third TPTalks of 2019! Although the record-breaking heat in Paris, we all meet up at Le Tank again. Kristine Arth, TypeParis alumni and founder of Lobster Phone studio was the facilitator the talk. Once more, the audience was keen on listening Andrea Tinnes and TypeParis founders and core instructors Jean François Porchez and Mathieu Réguer…. Read more

TPTalks19 #2: Neil Summerour + Borja Martínez

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Second TPTalks of 2019! It felt good to meet all up at Le Tank again. Véronique Marrier, project manager for graphic design at the Centre national des arts plastiques (CNAP) and editorial manager of Graphisme en France, was the facilitator of both talks. Once more, the public waited anxiously to listen Neil Summerour and Borja… Read more

Week #1 Kickoff

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The week and the programme started with a general presentation by the team to the new fifteen attendees. Immediately later, it was the turn for the calligraphy practice. At the inauguration of TypeParis programme, humanist calligraphy and its letterforms serve as a kickoff for the students to understand how physical tools such as a broad-nib… Read more

TPTalks19 #1: Dan Reynolds + Nick Misani

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First TPTalks of 2019! It felt good to meet all up at Le Tank again. TypeParis was already off to a good start, and we were very excited to hear from our first two speakers: Dan Reynolds and Nick Misani. Dan Reynolds came the same Thursday from Berlin, where he lives and works as a… Read more

Talks wrap up: Claudia Klat + David Berlow

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This week—the final week!—we were joined by Claudia Klat and David Berlow. Born in Zurich, Claudia currently resides in London, where she is Design Director, and partner of Spin Studio. Claudia works alongside SPIN founder, Tony Brook and the team on identities, books, marketing campaigns, motion graphics, packaging and websites. Her personal experience includes projects… Read more

Weekly #5 The home stretch

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What a mammoth task these students have taken on! Week #5 was here, and somehow everyone managed to polish and complete not only a fully-fledged typeface, but printed specimens and screen presentations, delivered to friends, family, instructors and classmates on Friday, the final day. The entire TypeParis staff are extremely proud of the efforts of… Read more

Week #4 Make it count!

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This week has really brought out the survivor in each of the attendees. It’s the white-knuckle week. Everyone is acutely aware that the end of the programme is rapidly approaching, and that much of their time toward the end will be spent printing specimens and preparing presentations. So this is the week to make it count!

Talks wrap up: François Rappo + Hansje van Halem

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Graphic designer Hansje van Halem studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Van Halem digitally scratches, draws or weaves her letters and designs postages stamps, posters and illustrations. Her design-experiments sometimes also lead to commissioned applications for public space, including a border fence at Dutch airport Schiphol. Her work is in the collection of museums, amongst others the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL).

Talks wrap up: Nikola Djurek + Morag Myerscough

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I was pumped to hear from the speakers for this week’s TPTalks. It was great to meet Nikola Djurek in class that day, and I was looking forward to learning more about his work. I had the pleasure of meeting Morag Myerscough that evening at Le Tank, and she was such a character. I was happy to see that her personality clearly comes out in her creative work. We heard from Nikola first, then from Morag later in the evening.

Week #3 Digitising letterforms

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If we liken TypeParis to jumping into a cold pool, Week #1 is the initial splash, shocking and exciting. Week #2 you’re becoming accustomed to the temperature, stretching out and paddling around. Week #3 you really begin swimming laps.

Talks wrap up: Laura Meseguer + Spassky Fischer

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The attendees were pumped up from their great day with Laura Meseguer. No better way to top it off than to gather at Le Tank for the second instalment of TPTalks. We heard from Laura first up, then Thomas Petitjean and Hugo Anglade of Spassky Fischer. Laura’s kind and direct critique during the day was… Read more

Week #2 Exploring the design space

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The first week of TypeParis is an excellent way to get acquainted with the programme. It provides a snapshot of the many experiences one can expect to enjoy over the coming 5 weeks. So much is covered, that during Week 02 the attendees are already able to draw from a vast bank of knowledge, gathered the week prior.

Week #1 And so it begins

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At the beginning of TypeParis, a focus is placed on calligraphic forms, which serve as the foundation on which to build a humanist typeface design; the class’ first challenge. Julien Priez, a core instructor and gifted calligrapher, walks the class through exercises that introduces them to basic forms, pressure, structure, contrast, ductus.

Talks wrap up: Rejane Dal Bello + Alex Trochut

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First TPTalks of the summer! It felt good to be back in Le Tank again. TypeParis was already off to a good start, and we were very excited to hear from our first two speakers: Rejane Dal Bello and Alex Trochut.

Week #5 The final week!

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TypeParis has a funny way of bending time, making it feel as though 5 days have passed, instead of 5 weeks. So strange to think that it’s all over for another year! This week was intense and super fun all at the same time. The last #tptalks17 was a roaring success, and presentation day on… Read more

Week #4 Applying knowledge and beginning the end

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I want to start this post off by congratulating the entire class on their efforts up to this point. Everybody’s projects are coming along, and looking great. They are about to embark on the home stretch! We didn’t have any museum visits for Week #4, as we enjoyed Bastille Day, but as usual, we had… Read more

Week #3 Digitising letterforms and exploring new design spaces

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Week #3 was a wonderful week for many reasons, but a highlight for me was welcoming Xavier Dupré back to the classroom for a second year! Xavier is one of our core instructors, and his input is concise, pointed and backed by many years of experience and successful typeface releases. Welcome back, Xavier. The attendees’… Read more

Week #2 Foundation for the personal typeface project

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Week #2 was a big one! The pace has really started to pick up. We had a great time at the second #tptalks event, hearing Agnès Dahan & Mário Feliciano speak. Later in the week we visited the beautiful Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal. Monday 26th began with exploration of the design space—an exercise which is a… Read more

Week #1 From writing calligraphy to drawing type

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And just like that, TypeParis 2017 has begun! On Monday 19th June, the new attendees arrived at ECV to meet their primary instructors for the course, Jean François Porchez, Julien Priez, and later, Mathieu Réguer. They received their swag bags, name tags, and quickly greeted one another before diving into the first day’s content. Later… Read more

Week 05: It’s been a fantastic 5 weeks!

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I’m writing this as I sit at Boot Cafe in Le Marais with my wife Laura and daughter Isla – relaxing properly for the first time in 5 weeks! I’m sure the other attendees are doing much the same thing, as we all celebrate having graduated from TypeParis16. It’s been a fantastic 5 weeks. We… Read more

Week 04: Think Big

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TypeParis is coming to an end. The penultimate week was a big one, with lots of hard work put in to bring the attendees close to finishing their character sets for the final stretch. Monday was the day the attendees had to have all 52 upper and lowercase ready! The morning was spent looking over… Read more

Week 03: Drawing the perfect shape using Bézier curves

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We are more than half way through the TypeParis course! It has been an intense week, and the students are now full swing into their personal typeface project. Later during the week, we’ve got the chance to visit the Librairie Paul Jammes. On Monday 4th July 2016, the group welcomed Alice Savoie, and Xavier Dupre… Read more

Week 02: Towards the personal typeface project

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Week two started with Xavier Dupré, Mathieu Réguer and Jean François looking over the attendees’ work from week one. The end of the week was also memorable: Visit at Bibliothèque Mazarine, then a day trip to Lyon to visit Musée de l’Imprimerie and Musée Gallo Romain. On Monday the attendees moved on to an design… Read more

Week 01: From calligraphy to humanistic lettershapes

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Week One Summary TypeParis is off to a great start! On Monday, 20th June 2016, the TypeParis students arrived at ECV and were greeted by the primary program instructor Jean François, and later Julien Priez & Mathieu Réguer. They were given their name tags, their swag bags full of goodies, and got to know one… Read more

TypeParis15 – last day!

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Last year was the first edition, and obviously the final day was intense. Weve got students coming from all over the world: Australia, Thailand, Mexico, US, Canada… from everywhere! Staying 5 weeks in Paris, a city they don’t know was a huge personal investment, as to stop everything in order to focus 100% on type… Read more

Typeface projects almost completed

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Last week was big. Type@Paris attendees completed their typeface in the begin of the week. Suddenly the project they working one since mid June become a tangible font that anyone can use to set texts. Everybody worked really hard to achieve this stage. The Monday started with a session about serifs and terminals proportions in… Read more

Things are getting serious

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This third week was a surprize for all of us not because of the typefaces projects but because of the temperature: every new day, the temperature was even higher than the previous day. It wasn’t an easy context to work hard on typefaces. For Monday 29 June morning, they have to complete on tracing paper… Read more

Building up the foundations

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Franck Jalleau and the Type@Paris crew. This second week started with Malou Verlomme on Monday 22 June 2015 morning. Starting from their last week letterforms modeled from their own writing, the attendees have to explore their shapes. The main idea behind that was to understand that a particular style have to adapt to any weights,… Read more

A week at TypeParis15

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One a week into the first Type@Paris type design programme. The 16 attendees arrived in Paris few days before we started so they could meet up prior to starting on Monday. The first day was 15 June 2015 and it felt like a new year in a new school – we were all intimated, but… Read more

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