This workshop took place during the early days of 2016 summer in la Générale in Paris. This workshop was about the fork, the fact of modifying an open-source project. All participants created a different version of the same typeface, Cooper Hewitt, designed by Chester Jenkins for the New York Smithsonian Design Museum. These different typefaces build a new complex family with diverse fonts sharing the same structure and rythm. See and download the results on the project’s page.
On the 17, 18, 19 of june, we will hack and fork fonts with you!
We will focus on type derivation to experiment how we can create new version of a same font in two days of work. The workshop will take place at La Générale in Paris, and will be free! Technical basics in type design will avoid violent headache.
We will be in Brussels on the 14th of april to attend the launch of a new original type related magazine.
Meet La Perruque, a 1 meter long and 1 centimeter hight sheet of paper. Each issue is a specimen dedicated to a different typeface. These strange formats are leftovers from the printer, the margins of regular documents. The different issues altogether create a portrait of a contemporean type design scene. On the 14th of April, discover the first 4 issues of the magazine and meet Olivier Bertrand, its creator, with the designers of each 4 typefaces : our Raphaël Bastide, Axel Benassis, Justin Bihan, Alex Chavot and Olivier Lebrun as a guest.
Yes, the third issue of La Perruque is dedicated to our Steps Mono, a project initiated by Raphaël and Jean-Baptiste Morizot to demonstrate a collaborative approach in type design. No spoil but it seems that the fourth issue will be about another of our fonts.
Meet us at :
La Perruque — Lancement #1
Thursday avril, the 14th, 2016
At Atelier Bek
rue du Ruisseau 15