Participants learnt how to build and construct their own typeface out of paper, from scratch. We made a collective font which can be downloaded here. The events are now supported by Arts Council England and will be hosted at Mimosa House, Mayfair in 2019.
In the 3 hour workshop we cover:
The history of typography
Introduction to Polish paper cutting
Ice breaker and warm up exercises
How and why we use different fonts and their role in graphic design
How to use a new software to make a font
The process is simple, therapeutic, craft focussed and collaborative. We have run this workshop six times as part of London Design Festival 2018, including a specialist workshop with members of Headway East (a charity supporting adults with brain injuries). Participants walk away with a tangible result that they can use again and again, as well as the feeling of wanting to do and create more.
This workshop is engaging, playful, relaxing as well as educational and practical.
Above is the outcome from the last set of workshops in 2018, a fully functioning typeface, available to download and use on any computer.
Below is documentation from the events in 2018: