My personal interest is in traditional folklore on one hand and modernist aesthetics on the other. As a graphic designer in the digital age, what does it mean to handle both folklore craft (paper cutting) and twentieth-century graphic design and typography (the craft of graphic design) as "traditions," as "heritage"? How is collaboration shaped by the sharing of traditional crafts in a global community?
In this series of six, half-day workshops, participants will learn how to build and construct their own typeface out of paper.
The process will be experimental, fun and collaborative. You will learn through doing and you will walk away with a tangible result as well as the feeling and curiosity of wanting to do more.
The process will be documented and kept by myself who will then create a collective font from the 3 day period which will then be shared with participants to use digitally; they will send out to all participants later in the year as a souvenir and a reminder of the fun of an interactive workshop.
Craft in the Digital Age: Make your own Typeface is part of Being and Appearing, a programme of contemporary visual art curated by Kirsty White for the Swiss Church in London.