Calligraphy
& Typography
Festival


12-13 may 2018
Worm, Rotterdam

All Eyes on Type is back!
The annual typography and calligraphy festival that is all about creating letters.



High on Type is back with their annual festival: All Eyes on Type. We’re stepping up our game. Expect two days full of drawing & writing letters, fooling around with brushes, masterclasses by international typekings, calligraphy workshops for beginners, lectures, exhibitions, murals, performances, sketchbooks, jam sessions and much, much more! Of course, you can get a beer or two in and talk to your heroes, too! Letter fanatics: you better be there. Or be a poorly drawn square.

Workshops

Learn something new!


During All Eyes on Type, there will be several workshops to join. All workshops during the festival are suitable for individuals of all kinds of creative levels. Do you have a specific need or question? Don’t hesitate to contact us for more info! 



Martin Majoor

Sans Serif in a Day

Is it possible to design a Sans in 1 day? This type design workshop uses a lot of paper, pencils, markers and erasers, but… no computers!

All participants start with the ‘double pencil method’, two pencils that are tied together to form a sort of calligraphic writing tool. It is quite a simple tool in order to get a good basis for a serifed type design. In the end a lot of markers and correction fluid will be used to transform the serifed characters into a sans. The workshop offers a great insight into the world of type, not by looking at it, but by just doing it.

Information
- Suitable for all skill levels.
- All needed materials will be provided during the workshop.

Masterclass
Saturday 12 May 2018
11:30 - 18:00
€250.- (Students get a 15% discount)

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Maria Doreuli

(Contrast Foundry)
From a sketch to a working typeface

How can you turn an idea into a typeface? Learn how to digitise sketches without losing the concept and the character found in your drawings.

What to focus on in the beginning and what to leave for later? During the workshop we will deal with the process of killing your darlings while trying to keep the roots of your typeface alive. The participants will bring their own scanned typeface sketches and will learn how to work with font editing software Robofont to turn it into a working typeface.

Information
- Participants need to bring their Macbook with Robofont (Temporary license will available for participants).
- Participants will bring sketched drawings of their Latin alphabet (Hamburgerfontsiv).
- Experience in vector drawing is needed.

Masterclass
Saturday 12 May 2018
11:30 - 18:00
€250,- (Students get a 15% discount)

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Luca Barcellona

Advanced Calligraphy

In this workshop you'll get insights to the technical aspects of advanced calligraphy.

By demonstrating and explaining, Luca Barcellona will lead you through the wide range of possibilities within the practice of calligraphy. Who is Luca? Your favourite calligrapher’s favourite calligrapher! His skillset is extremely broad, ranging from proper blackletters and italics to experimental scripts with both flat and pointed brush.

Do you master the basics of calligraphy and looking for a way to step up your game? This is your lifetime opportunity to learn from a true master. Don’t Sleep!

Information
- Basic experience in calligraphy is recommended.
- All needed materials will be provided during the workshop.

Masterclass
Sunday 13 May 2018
11:30 - 18:00
€280,- (Students get a 15% discount)

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Roman Calligraphy Beginners

High on Type

In this course we’ll discuss the basics of calligraphy. You’ll learn more about the returning elements of the alphabet and we’ll teach you all about contrast in letterforms. Furthermore, participants will get hands-on with a flat brush. A whole bunch ‘o techniques to kickstart your calligraphy and typography knowledge!

Information
- Suitable for all skill levels.
- All needed materials will be provided during the workshop.
- For right and left handed participants.

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Beginners Course
Sunday 13 May 2018
11:30 - 15:30
€100,- (Students get a 15% discount)

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Scriptletter Beginners

High on Type

In the scriptletter beginners course, we’ll teach you how to handle a brush pen. This is quite a nifty tool that guarantees you multiple possibilities and variations in writing letters. Once you get the hang of it, that is. With the brush pen, you’ll quite easily vary in thickness of your strokes. This technique delivers a firm and readable letter contrast, based on the ongoing script (cursive). In addition, the script letter is a relatively ‘quick’ letter to write, that will have you create fast, charming and personal results.

Information
- Suitable for all skill levels.
- All needed materials will be provided during the workshop.
- For right and left handed participants.

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Beginners Course
Sunday 13 May 2018
16:00 - 20:00
€100,- (Students get a 15% discount)

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