The 6-week type design programme that you’ve been waiting for starts on 6 June and ends 13 July 2023.

The #typeparis programme is in English and covers typeface design and calligraphy techniques, type history, and modern software practices.

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Before 14 March 2023

Explain why you apply along your Portfolio directly on the registration page.

You will have to prepare a A4 sized PDF named that is no larger than 10 MB. The PDF needs to include the following two sections: Portfolio and Curriculum-résumé. More details on our FAQ.

Summer programme

Since 2015, we have been hosting a group of attendees who, for a little over 5 weeks will discover type design in Paris.

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Open to all

We created a place where every kind of design professional can learn about type design in a relatively short amount of time.

All levels are represented in the group, from truly beginners to typography enthusiasts, who already produce lettering pieces and alphabets for their clients. This diversity is the strength of the programme.

Instructors

During the summer programme, the instructors converse daily to keep everyone in the loop and re-adjust each attendee based on our observations. Our team for typeparis23 is composed of 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 instructors go above and beyond for the participants. Because our goal is to see you learn and progress!

Guest critics

In addition to the regular instructors, we have guest critics who will spend a day with us to individually review each typeface project project. In 2023, Bas Jacobs (Underware), Sandrine Nugue, Dino dos Santos (DS Type), Franziska Weitgruber will be our guest critics.

Instructors & guest critics for 2023

What you get

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.

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.

Visits

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.

Talks

You will benefit from our Talks. There’s nothing like listening to great type designer professionals talking about their projects and vision. Better than that, you will enjoy the conferences of excellent graphic designers and art directors who will transmit their interest for typography and its most innovative uses.

Who is it for ?

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.

➽ If you doubt the conformity of your background and experiences, know that it is a summer programme open to various profiles. Read the testimonials and tips to build a solid portfolio!

The attendees came from all over the world!

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Danemark, Finland, France, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lebanon, Netherlands, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States.

See the results of #typeparis22 produced by the people that attended. Check our What did you learn at TypeParis? series and read the reports on our News section.

Expertise & skills

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!

Schedule

The TypeParis summer programme will starts on 6 June and ends on 13 July 2023. It is located near Eiffel Tower in Paris. It is an intensive programme, with two sessions a day, each led by a tandem of two instructors, you will receive 340 hours of instruction over the course of six weeks.

Tuition-fees

€5300 tuition-fees will cover the TypeParis summer programme, conferences, complimentary licenses of type design applications, graphic design equipment and related visits for six weeks.


Applicants will be informed of their acceptance status by 20 March 2023. You will only be accepted onto the programme after full payment due no later than 10 April 2023. Additional details on our FAQ.