The Alphametaphorm & the Typescape: Typographic Workshop
with Djego Padilla
Date & Time
July 13, 2010, 7pm–11pm
July 14, 2010, 7pm–11pm
July 15, 2010, 7pm–11pm
July 16, 2010, 7pm–11pm
Machine Project
$180 for members
$210 for non-members

This four session workshop is open to everyone who is interested in typography regardless of experience.

We will be experimenting with existing letterforms to construct a narrative which is inherent in the shape of alphabetic forms, or imply a new one. We also make typographic landscapes combining found images with our typographic compositions. The workshop ends with new proposals of letter forms which are yet to be invented, which can represent new concepts , ideas, or sounds a sort of personalized letter-based system.

Participants who have laptops and design software are encouraged to bring them with you, but if you do not pencil and paper will do!

Djego Padilla (b. 1975, Mexico City)
A graduate of the California Institue of the Arts from the Graphic Design and Integrated Media Programs. Has worked as art director for the entertainment industry and is currently writing a graphic design novel based on his experiences in Art school, in Industry and Academia. Is currently dividing his time between giving workshops and curating exhibitions on Typography, Information Design, and Street Culture in Los Angeles, New York and Mexico City, as well working as a Graphic Design instuctor and consultant at Universidad de Monterrey in the North of Mexico. He has a new puppy called Jacinto, and spells Diego with j for no particular reason.

Refund policy:

Please note, all class fees include a non-refundable enrollment deposit of $25 that will be deducted from your refund if you sign up for, then drop, a class. So, for example, if you sign up for Machine Sewing 101 and pay the $155 class fee, but then remember that you have trapeze school final exams that conflict with the Sewing class and shouldn’t have signed up after all, we will refund you $130 of your tuition payment.

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