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Students Expert class Type design

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The auditorium

In de sporen van Plantin

Exhibition ‘In de sporen van Plantin’

Dr. Frank E. Blokland

Frank E. Blokland

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Exhibition ‘In de sporen van Plantin’

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Jo De Baerdemaeker

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Academische Zitting 2017

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Indian lettering on incense packaging (© Jo De Baerdemaeker)

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Summerschool Indesign 2017

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Martin Majoor

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Type specimen of Nebiolo (Turin)

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From our library

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Indian lettering on incense packaging

Indian lettering on incense packaging (© Jo De Baerdemaeker)

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Open Day 2017

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TypoCard, quote Eric Gill

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Multilingual typography on food packaging

Multilingual typography on food packaging (© Jo De Baerdemaeker)

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Exhibition ‘In de sporen van Plantin’

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Academische Zitting

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Academische Zitting

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Tamil posters (© Jo De Baerdemaeker)

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Lecture by Erik van Blokland, Academische Zitting

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Sinhala sign Bodhgaya India (© Jo De Baerdemaeker)

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Sketches Expert class Type design

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Lecture by Irma Boom

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Lecture by Albert-Jan Pool

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Jo De Baerdemaeker, Open Day, 2017

Arabic typography on food packaging

Arabic typography on food packaging (© Jo De Baerdemaeker)

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Academische zitting 2017

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TypoCard

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The museum Plantin-Moretus in the winter

Welcome

A practical introduction to multiscript typography with Jo De Baerdemaeker and Fiona Ross

Workshop 1: Arabic, Syriac & Mongolian scripts
23-25 March 2018

Workshop 2: South Asian scripts
8-10 June 2018

Two 3-day workshops focussing on South Asian and Arabic scripts combine lecture segments and practical exercises with a unique opportunity to handle rare primary sources from the collections of the Museum Plantin-Moretus and the Non-Latin Type Collection, University of Reading.

This workshop is designed to enable participants to develop an informed analytical view of multi-script types and their use in multi-lingual publications for print and screen.

Following on from tailored lettering and design exercises, practical application will range from letterpress printing to working with current word-processing and graphic design software.

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Expert class Type design

The Expert class Type design course comprises ten lessons in the auditorium of the Museum Plantin-Moretus over a period of roughly three quarters of a year. The purpose of the course is to facilitate students’ exploration and analyzation of the historical and technical (production) aspects of type and typography, to teach them how to design type into detail, to help them to develop an in-depth insight in the process of digital font production, and to support them to gain control over related software.

An important aspect of the course is the direct exchange of knowledge and experience between the students. This exchange is stimulated by a type-revival project on which the students have to work together. The revival is always based on unique historical material from the renowned collection of the Museum Plantin-Moretus. Besides taking part in the revival project, each student personally has to design a new typeface, whether completely from scratch or being a revival that, for example, is also based on material from the museum’s collection. The course culminates in an exhibition that yearly takes place at the Museum Plantin-Moretus, or occasionally at an exquisite location elsewhere in Belgium or the Netherlands.

This course is taught by type designer, font producer, software developer, and Senior Lecturer Dr. Frank E. Blokland.

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