TDi: five (or ten) days of typeface design
For over ten years the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication has been offering a world-class MA programme on Typeface Design. This course redefined education in typeface design, inspiring many similar courses internationally. However, the full-time commitment over a year makes it impossible for many to attend. So, in 2009 we launched a short course that took some of the strongest features of the MA programme and condensed them into five very intensive days. A year later we added an extension of one more week for people wanting to develop their projects further.
This year we are repeating this format, aiming to work closely with a small group of people to build an understanding of context and perspective in typeface design. We will show how theoretical approaches and the historical context permeate typefaces, and influence every new design project, and will discuss the impact of technology on design decisions. We will help you make informed design decisions, and how to identify quality in your design work.
We aim to help you build a sense of context, understand the conventions, and get a feel for the scope for originality in typeface design. In other words, we are not aiming for you to just make a font in a few days, but to become a better designer in the long run.
Registration is now open
Registration for TDi 2013 is now open. Register from this page
You can also book your accommodation on campus, through Stay@Reading