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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 #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

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 #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

Laurence Madrelle + Lucas de Groot at TypeParis15

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The third lecture of the Type@Paris program took place on Wednesday 8 July 2015 night at Le Tank. This #tptalks15 was a another succes. Laurence Madrelle, presented her projects for Sceaux city, and few others. Lucas de Groot, type designer, first time in Paris since 30 years, discussed about Thesis, Calibri projects (.etc) and his… Read more

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