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SVA RESIDENCIES IN TYPOGRAPHY

The SVA Residencies in Typography offer design professionals a concentrated study of typography and type design to achieve typographic excellence, guided by internationally acclaimed designers as faculty and guest critics. While a full course of four weeks is suggested, applicants may also choose to take either section individually. This residency is intended for experienced graphic designers, typography teachers, recent design school grads, and other letter lovers who wish to specialize further in creating and using type. Residents explore the rich discipline of typography within its social and cultural context, studying methods and techniques for making letterforms and typefaces while honing skills in typographic observation.

Both residencies provide a robust daily schedule of instruction and studio time. Guest lectures and field trips complement classwork, allowing participants to interact and get acquainted with celebrated type designers and graphic design studios. In addition, all participants have access to the extensive Visual Arts Library and Design Archives.

Faculty have included: Yomar Augusto, Tobias Frere-Jones, Jessica Hische, James Montalbano, and Daniel Rhatigan. Guest lecturers have included Gail Anderson, Matthew Carter, Claudia de Almeida, Louise Fili, Steven Heller, Daniel Pelavin, Jeff Rogers, Christian Schwartz, Ksenya Samarskaya, and Nick Sherman. Angela Riechers is the Program Coordinator.

PREREQUISITES: Participants must be established creative professionals, or undergraduates who have completed their junior year of study, with demonstrated fluency in typography. Participants must supply their own laptops (Macintosh) and software (Adobe Creative Suite, FontLab, RoboFont, or Glyphs).

For more information about the SVA Residency in Typography, visit http://typography.sva.edu/

SESSION 1: TYPOGRAPHIC CONTEXTS

July 8-July 19, 2019
Tuition: $2,000
2 undergraduate studio credits

Typographic Contexts focuses on sharpening designers’ eye for type — from letters in the environment, to historical styles and uses. This Residency teaches participants both to look at type, as well as to understand letterform construction. Field work will include sketching, journaling, and photography as they participate in walking tours of the city, visit unique archives, learn about the manufacture of neon signage, and participate in a letterpress workshop. Crucial instruction in calligraphy will help participants begin the process of making their own typeface.

The program is geared toward experienced designers of all disciplines, type teachers, recent design school grads, and anyone curious to learn more about type’s role in creating compelling narratives. Along with a vigorous daily schedule of instruction, lectures, guest critiques and studio time, plus workshops and field trips, participants will have access to the extensive Visual Arts Library and Design Archives. 

This residency may be taken alone, or in conjunction with Typeface Intensive


SESSION 2: TYPEFACE INTENSIVE

Dates: July 22-August 2, 2019
Tuition: $2,000
2 undergraduate studio credits

The Original Typeface Intensive focuses on digital typeface design. Participants will begin the process of developing an original typeface by creating and refining a set of control characters using font-editing software, taught by seasoned instructors revered for their own type design work. Within this residency, we invite guest critics and speakers to assess participants’ progress in type design.

The program is geared toward experienced designers of all disciplines, type teachers, recent design school grads and typophiles wanting to learn more about current typographic practice and formats. Along with a vigorous daily schedule of instruction, lectures, guest critiques, and studio time, plus workshops and field trips, participants will have access to the extensive Visual Arts Library and Design Archives. 

In addition to personal work, the development and execution of a collaborative team project will be completed. By the end of this intensive, designers will have the beginnings of their own digital typeface along with several completed portfolio pieces that demonstrate creative investigations into the important design discipline of typography. 

This residency may be taken alone, or in conjunction with Typographic Contexts


For more information about SVA TypeLab, visit http://typography.sva.edu/


For further information or questions regarding SVA's Summer Residencies e-mail [email protected] or call 212.592.2188.

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