Erik vs James
Day 1: Lettering
In day one of this experimental sketching frenzy, Erik will lead drawing experiments using familiar analog tools in unexpected ways. While gradually narrowing down the directions into a single idea, each parameter will be tested to make sure the work is a heightened expression of itself.
Day 2: Type
During day two, Erik will leave the students high and dry, like the deadbeat dad he is. James will then carry the torch to encourage further refinement of the work that allows it to act as a typeface. No computers will be used to digitize shapes. Instead, we will scan drawings made with pen and whiteout to create an analog typeface that can be pasted down for testing.
The tools, methods, and techniques of this intense work session will be old-fashioned and pedestrian, but the results will be contemporary, experimental, and contain the potential of pushing type design forward.
A workshop offered by Type@Cooper West, a collaboration between Letterform Archive and The Cooper Union Continuing Education Department, and held in the Monotype Classroom at Letterform Archive.