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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

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

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

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

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!

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.

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.

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

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