21 Nov 2018
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
25 Oct 2018
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!
30 Jul 2018
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).
06 Jul 2018
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.
06 Jul 2018
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.
03 Jul 2018
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
01 Jul 2018
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.
19 Jun 2018
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.
18 Jun 2018
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.
25 Jul 2017
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
18 Jul 2017
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
10 Jul 2017
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
04 Jul 2017
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
28 Jun 2017
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
08 Aug 2016
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
17 Jul 2016
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
12 Jul 2016
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
05 Jul 2016
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
28 Jun 2016
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
25 Feb 2016
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
12 Jul 2015
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
05 Jul 2015
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
27 Jun 2015
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
20 Jun 2015
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