“StencilMania”: Stencil Lettering
& Type Workshop at TDC New York

 

“StencilMania” Stencil Lettering & Type Workshop at TDC New York

 

I conducted a type design workshop in New York City, at the headquarters of the TDC (Type Directors Club). 

—DATE: February 1, 2020
—TIME: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (8 hours)
—LOCATION:
Type Directors Club
347 W 36th St Suite 603
New York, NY 10018 United States

Goals
—To help participants to understand and practice the principles underlying the design of typefaces.
—Set the basis for creating a full alphabet in the future.
—Reflect on the role of typography in the field of identity and experience and the design of custom types, which altogether can be understood as “type design as a tool for designers.”
Required Materials
—Drawing materials: pencil, white pencil, and rubber
—Supports: white paper, graph paper, onion paper, acetate semi-rigid, black cardboard.
—Tools: Scalpel cutters, scissors, rulers, cutting surfaces.
—Other: Laptop (in case you want to go digital), photocopy machine, laser cut printer.
Exercise
To design typographic characters and create a word, a short message, or a logotype. The result will serve to cut out stencils in a resistant material, that can be used to paint or print them, in a poster or a tote bag. It can be solved manually, employing photocopies, or digitally, using a computer.
Methodology
All participants were expected to do preliminary research about stencil sentences or words found in the streets,  articles or catalogues. It was important having good frontal photographs and bringing them to the classroom. These would serve as a starting point for the workshop project. From this material, the students extracted the essence of the alphabets that they wanted to develop, and it helped them to define the modules or parts, adapting the process to each style.
Participants
Participants worked individually and could choose between working just by hand and photocopies, or by hand and computer.

I conducted a type design workshop in New York City, at the headquarters of the TDC (Type Directors Club). 

—DATE: February 1, 2020
—TIME: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (8 hours)
—LOCATION:
Type Directors Club
347 W 36th St Suite 603
New York, NY 10018 United States

Goals
—To help participants to understand and practice the principles underlying the design of typefaces.
—Set the basis for creating a full alphabet in the future.
—Reflect on the role of typography in the field of identity and experience and the design of custom types, which altogether can be understood as “type design as a tool for designers.”
Required Materials
—Drawing materials: pencil, white pencil, and rubber
—Supports: white paper, graph paper, onion paper, acetate semi-rigid, black cardboard.
—Tools: Scalpel cutters, scissors, rulers, cutting surfaces.
—Other: Laptop (in case you want to go digital), photocopy machine, laser cut printer.
Exercise
To design typographic characters and create a word, a short message, or a logotype. The result will serve to cut out stencils in a resistant material, that can be used to paint or print them, in a poster or a tote bag. It can be solved manually, employing photocopies, or digitally, using a computer.
Methodology
All participants were expected to do preliminary research about stencil sentences or words found in the streets,  articles or catalogues. It was important having good frontal photographs and bringing them to the classroom. These would serve as a starting point for the workshop project. From this material, the students extracted the essence of the alphabets that they wanted to develop, and it helped them to define the modules or parts, adapting the process to each style.
Participants
Participants worked individually and could choose between working just by hand and photocopies, or by hand and computer.

I conducted a type design workshop in New York City, at the headquarters of the TDC (Type Directors Club). 

—DATE: February 1, 2020
—TIME: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (8 hours)
—LOCATION:
Type Directors Club
347 W 36th St Suite 603
New York, NY 10018 United States

Goals
—To help participants to understand and practice the principles underlying the design of typefaces.
—Set the basis for creating a full alphabet in the future.
—Reflect on the role of typography in the field of identity and experience and the design of custom types, which altogether can be understood as “type design as a tool for designers.”
Required Materials
—Drawing materials: pencil, white pencil, and rubber
—Supports: white paper, graph paper, onion paper, acetate semi-rigid, black cardboard.
—Tools: Scalpel cutters, scissors, rulers, cutting surfaces.
—Other: Laptop (in case you want to go digital), photocopy machine, laser cut printer.
Exercise
To design typographic characters and create a word, a short message, or a logotype. The result will serve to cut out stencils in a resistant material, that can be used to paint or print them, in a poster or a tote bag. It can be solved manually, employing photocopies, or digitally, using a computer.
Methodology
All participants were expected to do preliminary research about stencil sentences or words found in the streets,  articles or catalogues. It was important having good frontal photographs and bringing them to the classroom. These would serve as a starting point for the workshop project. From this material, the students extracted the essence of the alphabets that they wanted to develop, and it helped them to define the modules or parts, adapting the process to each style.
Participants
Participants worked individually and could choose between working just by hand and photocopies, or by hand and computer.

I conducted a type design workshop in New York City, at the headquarters of the TDC (Type Directors Club). 

—DATE: February 1, 2020
—TIME: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (8 hours)
—LOCATION:
Type Directors Club
347 W 36th St Suite 603
New York, NY 10018 United States

Goals
—To help participants to understand and practice the principles underlying the design of typefaces.
—Set the basis for creating a full alphabet in the future.
—Reflect on the role of typography in the field of identity and experience and the design of custom types, which altogether can be understood as “type design as a tool for designers.”
Required Materials
—Drawing materials: pencil, white pencil, and rubber
—Supports: white paper, graph paper, onion paper, acetate semi-rigid, black cardboard.
—Tools: Scalpel cutters, scissors, rulers, cutting surfaces.
—Other: Laptop (in case you want to go digital), photocopy machine, laser cut printer.
Exercise
To design typographic characters and create a word, a short message, or a logotype. The result will serve to cut out stencils in a resistant material, that can be used to paint or print them, in a poster or a tote bag. It can be solved manually, employing photocopies, or digitally, using a computer.
Methodology
All participants were expected to do preliminary research about stencil sentences or words found in the streets,  articles or catalogues. It was important having good frontal photographs and bringing them to the classroom. These would serve as a starting point for the workshop project. From this material, the students extracted the essence of the alphabets that they wanted to develop, and it helped them to define the modules or parts, adapting the process to each style.
Participants
Participants worked individually and could choose between working just by hand and photocopies, or by hand and computer.

I conducted a type design workshop in New York City, at the headquarters of the TDC (Type Directors Club). 

—DATE: February 1, 2020
—TIME: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (8 hours)
—LOCATION:
Type Directors Club
347 W 36th St Suite 603
New York, NY 10018 United States

Goals
—To help participants to understand and practice the principles underlying the design of typefaces.
—Set the basis for creating a full alphabet in the future.
—Reflect on the role of typography in the field of identity and experience and the design of custom types, which altogether can be understood as “type design as a tool for designers.”
Required Materials
—Drawing materials: pencil, white pencil, and rubber
—Supports: white paper, graph paper, onion paper, acetate semi-rigid, black cardboard.
—Tools: Scalpel cutters, scissors, rulers, cutting surfaces.
—Other: Laptop (in case you want to go digital), photocopy machine, laser cut printer.
Exercise
To design typographic characters and create a word, a short message, or a logotype. The result will serve to cut out stencils in a resistant material, that can be used to paint or print them, in a poster or a tote bag. It can be solved manually, employing photocopies, or digitally, using a computer.
Methodology
All participants were expected to do preliminary research about stencil sentences or words found in the streets,  articles or catalogues. It was important having good frontal photographs and bringing them to the classroom. These would serve as a starting point for the workshop project. From this material, the students extracted the essence of the alphabets that they wanted to develop, and it helped them to define the modules or parts, adapting the process to each style.
Participants
Participants worked individually and could choose between working just by hand and photocopies, or by hand and computer.

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In this slide show you can see how was the process: selecting a model, defining the parts, sketching letters, taking decisions, define the word(s) to compose, composing, cutting, exhibiting and commenting on the results.

Laura Meseguer TDC Workshop 10

The workflow worked very well, as the workshop was attended by professional designers! 
On the left to right and from top to bottom: Thoma Kikis, Liz DeLuna, Patricia Childers, Josh Norton, Belle Brandon, and Lindsay Barnett.

Laura Meseguer TDC Workshop Ad
© 2005-2020 Laura Meseguer
Custom Type Design and Lettering


© 2005-2020 Laura Meseguer
Custom Lettering and Type Design 


© 2005-2020 Laura Meseguer
Custom Lettering and Type Design 


Drop me a line!
mail@laurameseguer.com

Drop me a line!
mail@laurameseguer.com

Drop me a line!
mail@laurameseguer.com