Typography is body language. It is a powerful tool in communication, allowing so many opportunities for creative expression. The right choice and arrangement of letterforms can reveal a personality, convey an emotion or influence a thought. It's strong stuff indeed!
The TypoCircle presents 'Typographic Play', a playful workshop led by Studio Sutherl&’s founder, Jim Sutherland, alongside advertising creative director and designer, Louise Sloper. In this workshop, we invite you to get creative with type, express identity and bend the truth, with exercises including Typortraits and Typographical Abecedarian.
Expect paper, scissors, glue and pens – with lots of example projects and case studies thrown in to get you inspired. All analogue, no computers. See you there.
Founder Studio Sutherl&
In 2001 Jim co-founded Hat-trick Design, consistently one of the top three most awarded design agencies in the UK (and number one in 2011). He left in 2014 to set up Studio Sutherl&. He has rebranded the Natural History Museum, Wimbledon Lawn Tennis, The Arts Society, Williams F1, Prostate Cancer UK, National Museums Scotland, Welsh National Opera, and Start-Rite shoes. He has designed over 50 stamps to date for Royal Mail including the Agatha Christie set in 2016. Awards include 82 projects in D&AD (the foremost design and advertising competition in the world), with eight nominations and four yellow pencils: and 37 nominations in the Design Week Awards – twice Best in Show. He has judged D&AD eight times (as Foreman of the Branding Jury in 2016), as well as the Design Week, Loeries (SA), Kinsale, Roses, ADNC and Fresh Award schemes.
He is a visiting Professor in Design at Norwich University of the Arts, and has given lectures at many UK universities. He was on the D&AD Executive board from 2009 to 2012 and a governor at Norwich School of Art between 2010 and 2014. He is on the board of The Typographic Circle.
He has published several books, including a children’s book Hide&Eek!, which won a yellow pencil at D&AD in 2014 and Eeormoo? published this year. Studio Sutherl& was the most awarded design studio at D&AD in 2017, and recently came number one in the Computer Arts UK studio rankings.