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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

Q&A François Morel

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Today we chat with François Morel, a talented graphic designer and sign painter who cut his teeth on illegal graffiti in the 90’s. This guy has a really interesting history, and a huge body of work. We had the great pleasure of hearing him speak at TypeTalks this week, and it was a treat to hear about his life and work. Now let’s hear a little more…

Q&A Marina Chaccur

2017 typeparis17 QA Marina Chaccur

It’s my pleasure to welcome our very first Q&A interviewee for TypeParis17: Marina Chaccur! Marina is a well trained and highly skilled lettering artist and designer—take a look at her lovely work here. I hope you enjoying reading through her interview.

Q&A Xavier Dupré

Xavier Dupré

We have a wonderful group of speakers and guests sharing with us this year at TypeParis. We wanted to find out a little more about each of them, so came up with a series of questions which they have generously taken the time to answer. We have the great privilege this week of hearing from… Read more

What did you learn at TypeParis? (4)

What did you learn at TypeParis? (4)

How was TypeParis for you? Following last year feedbacks, we asked to three TypeParis16 attendees, Andreas Nymark, Jocelyn Anderson and Kenneth Ormandy to share their stories with you! TypeParis17 is the third edition of the type design programme launched in 2015. We are in constant contact with all the attendees from previous year. We thought… Read more

Q&A Peter Biľak

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We have a wonderful group of speakers and guests sharing with us this year at TypeParis. We wanted to find out a little more about each of them, so came up with a series of questions which they have generously taken the time to answer. This week we chatted to Peter Biľak. Currently living in… Read more

Q&A Martina Flor

Martina Flor

We have a wonderful group of speakers and guests sharing with us at TypeParis. We wanted to find out a little more about each of them, so came up with a series of questions which they have generously taken the time to answer. Born in Argentina, Martina Flor studied communication design in Barcelona, Spain, went… Read more

Q&A Pierre di Sciullo

Pierre di sciullo

We have a wonderful group of speakers and guests sharing with us this year at TypeParis. We wanted to find out a little more about each of them, so came up with a series of questions which they have generously taken the time to answer. Bonjour! We are already getting excited about TypeParis 2017. We… 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

Wrap Up: Cléo Charuet (aka Cleoburo) & Lucas Sharp

Cleoburo Lucas Sharp

The fifth and final night of #tptalks16! So sad! It was a wonderful night, as they all have been. We’re going to miss getting together each Wednesday once we’re all back home and far away from one another again. Our opener, Cleoburo, gave a fascinating insight into her work, and the challenges and rewards experienced… Read more

Q&A Lucas Sharp

Lucas Sharp Q&A typeparis

We have a wonderful group of speakers and guests sharing with us this year at TypeParis. We wanted to find out a little more about each of them, so came up with a series of questions which they have generously taken the time to answer. We have a cracker of an interview for you this… 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

Wrap Up: Bernard Brechet & Alexandra Korolkova Talks

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What a nice, intimate gathering it was for #typetalks16 Week 04. With the Bastille celebrations the next day, a lot of folks were conserving their energies (or heading away for the long weekend), so we were left with a little extra seating space and beer to enjoy. However the night was no less exciting –… Read more

TypeParis16: Presentation day!

Presentation day

Since the Monday 20 June 2016, a group of attendees from more than 10 different countries worked everyday on a typeface family. It was hard, but so good. They will present the result to conclude this second edition of TypeParis on Friday 22 July 2016, 16:00. Language English mostly, partially in French. As it’s a free event, online… 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

Wrap Up: Helena Ichbiah & Peter Biľak Talks

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It’s an absolute joy to squeeze into a room with 130 other type-lovers, drink beer, eat cherry tomatoes dipped in yummy tzatziki, laugh and catch up on each other’s week, and then hear from inspiring and talented people that are forging new ground in the industry we love. And then drink a little more beer…. Read more

Q&A Sessions: Alexandra Korolkova

Alexandra Korolkova, ParaType

We have a wonderful group of speakers and guests sharing with us this year at TypeParis. We wanted to find out a little more about each of them, so came up with a series of questions which they have generously taken the time to answer. Meanwhile, you should register to her talk on Wednesday 13… Read more

Q&A Sessions: Bernard Brechet + Gédéon

Bernard Brechet, Gedeon

We have a wonderful group of speakers and guests sharing with us this year at TypeParis. We wanted to find out a little more about each of them, so came up with a series of questions which they have generously taken the time to answer. Meanwhile, you should register to his talk on Wednesday 13… 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

Q&A Sessions: Helena Ichbiah

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We have a wonderful group of speakers and guests sharing with us this year at TypeParis. We wanted to find out a little more about each of them, so came up with a series of questions which they have generously taken the time to answer. This week we chatted to Helena Ichbiah. Helena is one… Read more

Wrap up: Pierre di Sciullo & Martina Flor talks

Pierre di Sciullo and Martina Flor

The second #tptalks16 on Wednesday 28th June was an excellent night. It was great to see so many people come to the session to hear from our guest speakers, Martina Flor & Pierre di Sciullo. Pierre was such a character! And so incredibly talented. His work is so different to the styles we see around… 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

Wrap up: Des Signes & Indra Kupferschmid talks

Des Signes, Indra Kupferschmid

The first #tptalks16 session was a great success. It’s so wonderful seeing so many people united by their love for type! Franklin Desclouds shared an impressive portfolio of recent projects. From Des Signes identity of Château de Versailles to Nuit Blanche event. Always working beautifully with colors, transparency and typography. It’s easy to see how… Read more

Q&A Sessions: Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer

Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer

We have a wonderful group of speakers and guests sharing with us this year at TypeParis. We wanted to find out a little more about each of them, so came up with a series of questions which they have generously taken the time to answer. We talked to the very talented Rainer Erich (‘Eric’) Scheichelbauer…. Read more

Q&A Sessions: Élise Muchir & Franklin Desclouds, Des Signes

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We have a wonderful group of speakers and guests sharing with us this year at TypeParis. We wanted to find out a little more about each of them, so came up with a series of questions which they have generously taken the time to answer. I have really enjoyed getting to know Élise and Franklin’s… Read more

Q&A Sessions: Indra Kupferschmid

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We have a wonderful group of speakers and guests sharing with us this year at TypeParis. We wanted to find out a little more about each of them, so came up with a series of questions which they have generously taken the time to answer. Our first Q&A is with Indra Kupferschmid, a freelance typographer,… Read more

A great line up of speakers for the free talks in Paris!

tptalks16 announced

Following the last year edition, we comeback each Wednesday in Paris for the #tptalks16. A serie of talks open to the local parisian public and available online to the world. This is a free event but the venue is limited to 130 people. After this limit, you will be added to the waiting list, and… Read more

What did you learn at TypeParis? (3)

TypeParis From Love to Obsession

How was the first edition? Following our second post, three more attendees, Claudia de Almeida, Rafael Jordan and Julie Soudanne share their stories with you! TypeParis16 is the second edition of the type design programme launched in 2015. We are in constant contact with all the attendees from last year. We thought that it would… Read more

What did you learn at TypeParis? (2)

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How was the first edition? Following our first post, three more attendees, Thidarat Thaiyanon, Maciek Sobczak and Nisrine Sarkis share their stories with you! TypeParis16 is the second edition of the type design programme launched in 2015. We are in constant contact with all the attendees from last year. We thought that it would be… 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

What did you learn at TypeParis?

Why did you decide to apply to TypeParis?

How was the first edition? Typeparis16 is already the second edition of type design programme launched in 2015. We are in constant contact with all attendees from last year. We thought that it would be interesting to ask some of them a few questions about their experience, past and future. Dave Coleman, Kara Gordon and… Read more

Relaunched!

2016 Typeparis16 is Back?

The 5-week typeface design program that you’ve been waiting is back for 2016! A type design program in Paris TypeParis is an intensive program in Paris, offering a unique approach in Europe to learn type design from scratch following a long tradition of curriculum started in France in the 70’s. Renowned professionals and experienced instructors… Read more

Loran Stosskopf + Fred Smeijers at TypeParis15

Loran Stosskopf + Fred Smeijers

This new Type@Paris evening took place on Wednesday 15 July 2015 night at Le Tank. This last #tptalks15 of the summer was great. Loran Stosskopf, presented his redesign of Télérama, as well various recent projects for cultural institutions like the French Ministry of Culture, Paris Musées, etc. Fred Smeijers, type designer will discuss about mixing… 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

Laurence Madrelle + Lucas de Groot at TypeParis15

Laurence Madrelle + Lucas de Groot

The third lecture of the Type@Paris program took place on Wednesday 8 July 2015 night at Le Tank. This #tptalks15 was a another succes. Laurence Madrelle, presented her projects for Sceaux city, and few others. Lucas de Groot, type designer, first time in Paris since 30 years, discussed about Thesis, Calibri projects (.etc) and his… 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

Claudia de Almeida + Henrik Kubel at TypeParis15

Claudia de Almeida + Henrik Kubel

The third lecture of the Type@Paris program took place on Wednesday 1 July 2015 night at Le Tank. This #tptalks15 was a success, despite hottest temperature of the year in Paris. Pizza and beer was amazing as well as the performance of speakers, Claudia de Almeida + Henrik Kubel. Claudia de Almeida Watch it (in… Read more

H5 + Jeremy Tankard at Type@Paris 2015

H5 + Jeremy Tankard

From left to right: Ludovic Houplain, Véronique Marrier, Jeremy Tankard, Rachel Cazadamont, Jean François Porchez on the back. The second lecture of the Type@Paris program took place Wednesday 24 June 2015 night at Le Tank. As the first #tptalks15 last 17 of June next one is this 1 July 2015, this gathering around the typography… 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

Tyrsa + Nadine Chahine at TypeParis15

Tyrsa + Nadine Chahine

On Wednesday 17 June 2015, two internationally renowned designers made us pleased and honored in leading the very first Type@Paris Talks (#tptalks#15) of the five planned each Wednesday (next one is this 24 June 2015) at Le Tank as part of the Type@Paris 15 program until next 15 July 2015. @tyrsamisu @arabictype @mchaize @typofonderie #tptalks15… 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

What you will learn at TypeParis during the first week?

shapes and terminals

As we don’t have any background, starting Type@Paris from scratch, it’s necessary to explain what will happen. What you will learn and how it will work every day. Based on the bunch of applications we’ve received, we can already report that the potential group of attendees came from different backgrounds and countries. For sure, we… Read more

Welcome to TypeParis15

Since many years, graphic designers, customers ask us questions about where they could learn how to design typefaces without taking a year off at MATD or KABK. This is in order to respond to what’s missing in Europe, particularly in France, that we have decided to work on this project since summer 2014. Explaining what… Read more

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