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From forms to alphabets: Sketching and investigating experimental letterforms

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  • Led By Sun Helen Isdahl Kalvenes, Maria Doreuli
  • Where Letterform Archive

In this two day analog workshop we will be working hands on to investigate how to come up with original ideas, shapes, and letterforms. Spend the weekend exploring various sketching techniques, experimenting with tools, and doing fast sketching exercises.

Learn about how the different letter parts can be reused, repurposed and modified. We will investigate the various components that make up a letterform by looking at and decomposing the alphabet. Leave your computers at home, and lets get our hands dirty, by crafting, looking at and analyzing all kinds of letterforms. Your results will be personal and unique, and as a bonus we assure you some happy accidents will occur.

No previous experience needed.

Required Materials
  • White tracing paper
  • Large sheets of black & white paper
  • Black sharpies
  • White out
  • Ink and plastic cups
  • Paint brushes
  • Scissors & X-acto knife
  • Glue & tape

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