The 4th edition of our 5-week type design intensive programme starts on 11 June & ends 13 July 2018.
Learn from renowned professionals and experienced instructors including Xavier Dupré, Indra Kupferschmid, Jean François Porchez (founder of TypeParis), Julien Priez, Mathieu Réguer and Marc Rouault. Special sessions planed with Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer and Georg Seifer from Glyphs. The weekly international guest critics for #typeparis18 are David Berlow, Nikola Djurek, Laura Meseguer, François Rappo, Alex Trochut, more to come…
The weekly international guest critics for #typeparis17 have been Veronika Burian, Marina Chaccur, Stéphane Elbaz, Mário Feliciano, Albert-Jan Pool and Sumner Stone.
The comprehensive programme runs 5 days a week for 5 weeks. The majority of sessions will be provided by two instructors together. With two sessions a day, instructors will deliver 340 hours of instruction during the 5 weeks. During this time several visits have been arranged to see notable french institutions and discover the immense and fascinating history of type, including the collections at Bibliothèque Nationale, Bibliothèque Mazarine, Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, Musée de l’Imprimerie and Musée Gallo Romain in Lyon, etc.
Each Tuesday in Paris we organize the #tptalks18 (see last year #tptalks17). A series of free talks open to the public and streamed live to the world. The amazing evenings involve two speakers and one facilitator. A tote-bag full of typographic goodies is given to all attendees! The evenings run late with conversation, food and drink. In 2017, the weekly international guests spoke as many others: Olivier Alexanian, Thibault Caizergues, Agnès Dahan, Stéphane Elbaz, François Morel, Sylvia Tournerie.
The programme is in English and covers the learning of know-how in typeface design and calligraphy techniques, type history, and modern software practices. Attendees will gain knowledge through references and perspectives to help understand the key structure of letterforms. When in 2015, it was exceptionnal to have a large typeface family finished on week 5, because of the personal abilities of some specific attendees, in 2017, 80% of the group have designed more than just one style: weight variations, italic who require a fully new design. As it show that a constant redesign of the programme have a clear impact on the results of any attendees what ever their level when they start the 5 weeks. You will leave the programme with the specialized skills to design professional high quality digital typefaces, lettering and logotypes.
The #typeparis18 programme will take place between 11 June 2018 and 13 July 2018. Your daily presence is required for the validation of the programme certificate. The programme is limited to 15 participants. More details on FAQ.
4200 Euros tuition-fees cover the programme
and related visits for 5 weeks.
You are an experienced graphic designer, typographer, web designer or even design school typography teacher.
You are a recent design student graduate, passionate and eager to deepen your typography skills and knowledge.
You want to try an immersive typographic programme in order to gain a better understanding of what it takes to produce professional type designs at a high level of quality.
The attendees came from all over the world: Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Hong Kong, India, Lebanon, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States. See the results of #typeparis17 on instagram or twitter produced by the people that attended and read the reports on our News section.
To apply just prepare a single A4 sized PDF named “yournamefamilynametypeparis18” that is no larger than 10 MB. The PDF needs to include the following two sections:
Portfolio No more than twelve graphic/typographic design projects. These should demonstrate your proficiency in graphic design, typography, lettering and a little knowledge of Béziers curves! If a project involves other people please state your role.
Curriculum-résumé Additonal information including any specific courses or workshops you’ve undertaken; which software applications you are proficient with; and any traditional technics or skills such as calligraphy and lettering you may have. Check the FAQ for more details.
Fill out precisely the following form.
Upload your portfolio, pay the € 80 fee to confirm your registration.
The application deadline is midnight on 14 March 2018. Applicants will be informed of their acceptance status by 20 March 2018.
Any incomplete applications will be rejected. Following your payment, you should be redirected to a confirmation page. If you have any trouble with the form or payment process, please contact us.
You will only be accepted onto the programme after full payment of the € 4200 tuition fees (due no later than 9 April 2018). Payment instructions will be provided with the acceptance notification. Please consult the terms and conditions for additional details.
Note: Prices are in Euro and free of taxes. French and EU customer will have to pay the additional 20% French VAT.