Crafting Type


Crafting Type is a 3-day touring typeface design workshop, and they will be making a stop in Toronto on May 9-11 at Centennial College. From their press release:

Crafting Type lasts for 3 days and is designed to give you a solid theoretical and practical start in type design.

Although most students don’t want to be type designers we hear from architects, UI/UX designers, people who work in identity and branding and of course graphic designers that the process of learning how to make type has given them new insights and made them better at what they do - because they work with type and letters on a daily basis.

We break down the sense that type design is impenetrable and encourage exploration.

We keep a ratio of 7-12 students per teacher to keep the quality of instruction high and to make adjusting to different skill levels practical.

Octavio Pardo and Aoife Mooney are the two confirmed instructors for this event. They both hold Masters degrees in Typeface Design from the University of Reading in the UK and are active as professional type designers. Octavio Pardo is a graphic and typeface designer based in Milan, and internationally recognized for his typeface Sutturah, by the Type Directors Club of NY. Aoife Mooney is a freelance typeface designer for the Hoefler & Co. type foundry and lecturer in graphic design and typography at Kent State University, OH.





Prices for the 3-day workshop range from $300 (student price) to $600 (professional). Space for this event is limited, so make sure you sign up early. Register here.

For more information, here are some great links:

Crafting Type website

Crafting Type newsletter

I Love Typography interview