ONLINE EVENT Typographic Swearing Workshop

An alternative Valentine’s Day activity. Come along to a typographically fun and rebelliously creative workshop where you can vent some frustration using fonts. This is an antidote to all the gooey cuteness of Valentine’s Day. You don’t need to bring a date to join in—everybody’s welcome. Learn about rebellious typography through history. Explore the sounds that make swear words so satisfying. Subvert lettering to create your own typographic profanities. Schedule Sunday 14th February 4pm: Scribbling warmup to a Spotify playlist 4.15pm to 5.15pm: Workshop 5.15pm to 5.30pm: Show your work and chat £9 / £7* per person Earlybird ticket £5—only available until Sunday 31st January (*Students and those financially impacted by Covid-19) BOOK HERE: FIND OUT MORE: Join author Sarah Hyndman to celebrate eight years of Type Tasting. It was launched on Valentine’s Day 2013 with a boozy evening of typographic swearing and cursing for friends, clients and journalists in the Type Tasting studio in an old chocolate factory in East London. Suitable for all, no experience needed and you can join this virtual session from anywhere in the world. You will need • Scissors. • Pencil, colouring pens or marker pens. • Paper (white, coloured paper, wrapping paper or tracing paper). • Magazine pages, newspapers, anything with large letters that you can cut up and collage with. • Alphabet stencils, rubdown lettering or any other equipment you can use to create letters or typography (optional). • Sticky tape, masking tape or a glue stick. • Cardboard, a drawing board or something to put your paper on so you don’t damage your desk. • Anything else you have that you can make marks with. Camera on! You're encouraged to have your camera on for the live session because this is a fun, interactive and social Zoom session. My sessions are created to feel like we're all in the same room together. However, if you feel uncomfortable having your camera on or have internet issues you're still very welcome to join the session. Workshop host Your host is Sarah Hyndman, author of a number of books including the bestselling 'Why Fonts Matter'. She's a TEDx speaker , a regular on television and radio, a judge for the D&AD awards and she taught Experimental Typography at the University of the Arts London where she was awarded a Masters degree. She researches social typography and co-publishes scientific studies.