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Phase #3: family extension

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Now that all personal projects have solid pillars, it’s time to expend attendees’ typefaces into a fully fledged family and to fine tune their main weight. In the course of this third stage, the students focused on designing a complete set of lowercase, uppercase, numerals and punctuation for their basic weight so as to get… Read more

Phase #2: personal typeface projects

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After a first phase of introduction and adaptation to TypeParis method and rhythm, things are getting serious at this point of the programme: personal projects begin to take form! Thanks to the previous visits to several libraries and museums, all attendees were able to collect historical sources and to do parallel research based on each… Read more

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 #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

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!

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