As part of Birmingham Design Festival 2019, LoveLetters are offering a workshop focusing on typography and creative exploration. The workshop will give you a new appreciation of letterforms and signage; as well as an understanding of typographic terminology.
You will choose a letter from the alphabet, and, you’ll be tasked with finding letterforms in the urban environment. In the print room, you will reproduce your letters through drawing and relief printing (lino-cutting), which you’ll take home as a one-off print.
We supply all of the materials, just bring along a camera (or phone) to document the letters on the walk. No prior experience or drawing skills are necessary.
Lecturer in Graphic Communication at Birmingham City University
Jane is a lecturer in Graphic Communication at Birmingham City University’s School of Visual Communication. She is also a freelance designer with over 17 years industry experience in brand and visual identity, illustration, packaging, design for print and photography. She is interested in blogging pedagogy to facilitate learning and recently wrote her HFEA PGCert on this subject.
Lecturer in Contextual Studies at Birmingham City University
Ally Standing is a Lecturer in Contextual Studies at Birmingham City University. She is a Birmingham-based visual artist and writer, with a psychogeographic, interdisciplinary practice, exploring ideas surrounding the built environment. Post-war architecture, postmodern space, and public art are some of her main areas of interest.
(Ally Standing photo Image credit: Olivier Metzger / Air France Magazine.)