Experimenting with Sculptural Typography is an exploration into turning ideas and physical objects into letterforms. During this four week workshop, we will dive into sculptural approaches, working with materials and executing concepts through creative prompts and discussions.
This course is for all levels, and is for you if you want to experiment with analog design work and play with typography as something that is physical and flexible. You will gain fundamental skills in sculptural processes — and a better understanding of how analog and fine arts approaches can be integrated into your design work in surprising and exciting ways.
- Learn the fundamentals of sculpture and how to apply these ideas to typography and design
- Gain more confidence in your ability to incorporate analog methods into your type work
- Develop a type-based poster using sculptural approaches and experimentation
Tuesdays 6 – 8pm ET
October 11 – November 1, 2022
Artwork by Shannon Pallatta
Shannon Pallatta (she/her) is a designer and artist based in New York who loves type, experimenting with materials, and integrating art and design approaches in her work. Right now she’s designing children's books and magazines for National Geographic as well as working on other arts, publishing, and trading card design projects.
Week 1: Intros
Introduction to the fundamentals of sculpture. Examples and ideas about sculptural typography. Warm-up creative prompt.
Week 2: Materials + Concept
Look at first creative prompts together. Discuss relationships between concepts and physical materials. Second creative prompt.
Week 3: Physical + Digital
Look at second creative prompts together. Discuss integrating physical and digital techniques. Introduce poster project.
Week 4: Posters
Share and provide peer feedback on poster project. Discuss questions and ideas for moving forward.
Share posters for everyone to take a look at!
Index scholarships are designed to benefit underrepresented groups, BIPOC members of our community, and those for whom the class price is not accessible. These need-based scholarships will go to the candidates who best demonstrate why they should be chosen for the free spot to our class based on the following criteria:
- Belong to groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the graphic design and creative industries
- Do not have jobs that would pay for these courses as professional development
- Cannot independently afford the class at list price
- Share our value of intentional community
The number of selected applicants chosen is subject to the discretion of Index and the instructor, but every course will select at least one. Applications are due September 30, 2022 and recipients will be notified October 3, 2022.
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