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Week #5 The final week!

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TypeParis has a funny way of bending time, making it feel as though 5 days have passed, instead of 5 weeks. So strange to think that it’s all over for another year! This week was intense and super fun all at the same time. The last #tptalks17 was a roaring success, and presentation day on… Read more

Week #4 Applying knowledge and beginning the end

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I want to start this post off by congratulating the entire class on their efforts up to this point. Everybody’s projects are coming along, and looking great. They are about to embark on the home stretch! We didn’t have any museum visits for Week #4, as we enjoyed Bastille Day, but as usual, we had… Read more

Week #3 Digitising letterforms and exploring new design spaces

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Week #3 was a wonderful week for many reasons, but a highlight for me was welcoming Xavier Dupré back to the classroom for a second year! Xavier is one of our core instructors, and his input is concise, pointed and backed by many years of experience and successful typeface releases. Welcome back, Xavier. The attendees’… Read more

Week #2 Foundation for the personal typeface project

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Week #2 was a big one! The pace has really started to pick up. We had a great time at the second #tptalks event, hearing Agnès Dahan & Mário Feliciano speak. Later in the week we visited the beautiful Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal. Monday 26th began with exploration of the design space—an exercise which is a… Read more

Week #1 From writing calligraphy to drawing type

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And just like that, TypeParis 2017 has begun! On Monday 19th June, the new attendees arrived at ECV to meet their primary instructors for the course, Jean François Porchez, Julien Priez, and later, Mathieu Réguer. They received their swag bags, name tags, and quickly greeted one another before diving into the first day’s content. Later… Read more

Week 05: It’s been a fantastic 5 weeks!

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I’m writing this as I sit at Boot Cafe in Le Marais with my wife Laura and daughter Isla – relaxing properly for the first time in 5 weeks! I’m sure the other attendees are doing much the same thing, as we all celebrate having graduated from TypeParis16. It’s been a fantastic 5 weeks. We… Read more

Week 04: Think Big

TypeParis16 Week 4: Working H-hard on the type design projects

TypeParis is coming to an end. The penultimate week was a big one, with lots of hard work put in to bring the attendees close to finishing their character sets for the final stretch. Monday was the day the attendees had to have all 52 upper and lowercase ready! The morning was spent looking over… Read more

Week 03: Drawing the perfect shape using Bézier curves

Drawing the perfect shape using Bezier curves

We are more than half way through the TypeParis course! It has been an intense week, and the students are now full swing into their personal typeface project. Later during the week, we’ve got the chance to visit the Librairie Paul Jammes. On Monday 4th July 2016, the group welcomed Alice Savoie, and Xavier Dupre… Read more

Week 02: Towards the personal typeface project

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Week two started with Xavier Dupré, Mathieu Réguer and Jean François looking over the attendees’ work from week one. The end of the week was also memorable: Visit at Bibliothèque Mazarine, then a day trip to Lyon to visit Musée de l’Imprimerie and Musée Gallo Romain. On Monday the attendees moved on to an design… Read more

Week 01: From calligraphy to humanistic lettershapes

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Week One Summary TypeParis is off to a great start! On Monday, 20th June 2016, the TypeParis students arrived at ECV and were greeted by the primary program instructor Jean François, and later Julien Priez & Mathieu Réguer. They were given their name tags, their swag bags full of goodies, and got to know one… Read more

TypeParis15 – last day!

Last day: Typeparis15

Last year was the first edition, and obviously the final day was intense. Weve got students coming from all over the world: Australia, Thailand, Mexico, US, Canada… from everywhere! Staying 5 weeks in Paris, a city they don’t know was a huge personal investment, as to stop everything in order to focus 100% on type… Read more

Typeface projects almost completed

Type@Paris crew in the front of Paul Jammes bookshop

Last week was big. Type@Paris attendees completed their typeface in the begin of the week. Suddenly the project they working one since mid June become a tangible font that anyone can use to set texts. Everybody worked really hard to achieve this stage. The Monday started with a session about serifs and terminals proportions in… Read more

Things are getting serious

Type@Paris crew at Musée Gallo-Romain in Lyon

This third week was a surprize for all of us not because of the typefaces projects but because of the temperature: every new day, the temperature was even higher than the previous day. It wasn’t an easy context to work hard on typefaces. For Monday 29 June morning, they have to complete on tracing paper… Read more

Building up the foundations

Franck Jalleau and the Type@Paris crew.

Franck Jalleau and the Type@Paris crew. This second week started with Malou Verlomme on Monday 22 June 2015 morning. Starting from their last week letterforms modeled from their own writing, the attendees have to explore their shapes. The main idea behind that was to understand that a particular style have to adapt to any weights,… Read more

A week at TypeParis15

Nadine Chahine, Mathieu Réguer and all attendees.

One a week into the first Type@Paris type design programme. The 16 attendees arrived in Paris few days before we started so they could meet up prior to starting on Monday. The first day was 15 June 2015 and it felt like a new year in a new school – we were all intimated, but… Read more

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