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Type Design

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Course

From an idea by Giancarlo Iliprandi, the course trains communications designers in the design of typefaces and consists of lectures, project work and seminars.
In particular modules are planned on the theory of traditional and contemporary typography, FontLab software for the design of characters and methodologies for the control of the specific design process. In addition to these modules, there are those on the preparation and development of project work, but also communications seminars related to case studies of cultural and practical interest and meetings with experts and type designers.
The course is aimed at students and graduates in Communications Design disciplines, young designers and visual communications professionals.

Testimonals

Laura T. - Degree in Industrial Design, Politecnico di Milano

“The course gave me more confidence in using fonts for my projects of any nature, even unrelated to editorial layout.”

Egidio M. - Degree in Communication Sciences

“I recommend it especially for the teachers. They are some of the leading Italian type designers and graphic designers.”

Pamela N. - Bachelor in Industrial Design, Politecnico di Milano

“This course offers the possibility to understand and live graphics from an open point of view on an infinite communicative horizon, which is that of the design of all those signs that have a common and codified meaning for us.”

Marco N. - Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design

“Fortunately, the course has met all my expectations, putting me in touch with a reality that, until that moment, I had only been able to theorize, as there are not many courses in type design in Italy.”

Laura C. - Degree in Scenography

“The course allowed me to deepen those aspects of typographic culture and design, completing my professional profile. I recommend it because it’s a great way to update yourself and expand your design culture.”

Didactics

Frequency

The course lasts 20 days, for four hours a day. Lessons will be held every day from Monday to Friday from 16.00 to 20.00.

Training objectives

The Advanced Training Course in Type Design, giving continuity to an idea of Giancarlo Iliprandi, intends to make the participants acquire skills aimed at the correct design of the digital typeface, so that they can adequately and independently manage not only a project of typeface families but that of communication more generally.

Didactic Plan

The course trains communications designers in the design of typefaces and consists of lectures, project work and seminars.
In particular modules are planned on the theory of traditional and contemporary typography, FontLab software for the design of characters and methodologies for the control of the specific design process. In addition to these modules, there are those on the preparation and development of project work, but also communications seminars related to case studies of cultural and practical interest and meetings with experts and type designers.

Didactic Modules

  • HISTORY AND CULTURE OF TYPOGRAPHY
  • INTRODUCTION TO TYPOGRAPHIC DESIGN
  • DESIGNING AN ALPHABET
  • TYPOGRAPHIC DESIGN
  • FONTLAB

Title Released

The course ends with a project work and the issuance of a certificate of participation.

Employment Opportunities

Designers capable of adequately and independently managing the design of typeface families.

Admission

Requirements

The course is aimed at students and graduates in Communications Design disciplines, young designers and visual communications professionals.

Price

The course costs € 1200 + VAT (22%).
20% reductions on the registration fee are available for AIAP and ADI members; 50% reductions on the fee are available for students enrolled in the fourth and fifth year of the degree.
There will be a reduction of 15% for architects members of the Chamber of Architects, Planners, Landscapers and Conservationists of the Province of Milan.
Reductions are not cumulative.

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